Mental health first aid and Mental Health Aware training, certified by MHFA England, and in association and partnership with our training providers and partners Balancing Edges.
Mental health issues are a normal part of life and positive mental health is fast becoming a priority in the workplace. In any one year approximately one in three event professionals experience at least one diagnosable mental health issue, and the World Health Organisation forecasts that by 2030 depression will be the leading cause of the global burden of disease.
Educating people about mental health helps to reduce the stigma around mental health conditions and in turn increases people’s willingness to talk about mental health and wellbeing in a positive framework.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help offered to a person developing a mental health issue, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health issue or a person in a mental health crisis. MHFA is given until appropriate professional help is received or until the crisis appears to have passed.
The aims of physical first aid are to preserve life, prevent further harm, promote recovery and bring comfort to the injured person. MHFA shares these aims to:
- Preserve life where a person may be at risk of harm to themselves or others
- Provide help to prevent the mental health issue from becoming more serious
- Promote recovery of good mental health
- provide comfort to a person with a mental health issue
MHFA courses with our training partners and providers teach people how to spot the early signs of a mental health issue, including warning signs of common mental health crises, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person towards appropriate treatment and other sources of supportive help.
A HEALTHY WORKPLACE IS A PRODUCTIVE WORKPLACE.
Do you have an event team of 8 or more and interested in training them in mental health first aid? Then please speak to us about MHFA training with our training partners and providers.
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