Auctus Management Group, RSS Infrastructure and INFRA Skills have enrolled a number of employees in a Mental Health First Aider training course devised by Bernie Graham, a Psychologist.
Each businesses identified a need for more support mechanisms to provide those who need help and guidance with a safe and comfortable environment to do so. In England, 17 per cent of adults report experiencing symptoms of common mental health issues. This figure alone shows that more support mechanisms are needed to provide those who need help and guidance with a safe and comfortable environment to do so.
This Mental Health First Aider Training Course offers a comprehensive explanation of the onset, nature, and treatment of mental ill-health. In addition, participants will have a better understanding of the various types of support, therapies, and self-help options accessible. Learners will also have gained first aid skills for supporting those experiencing mental distress prior to seeking professional help at the end of the two-day training.
Working in such a safety-critical environment, AMG believed it was vital that employees comprehend the significance of mental health and wellbeing, as well as have the expertise and confidence to provide immediate assistance to anyone suffering from mental illness.
Participating in this Mental Health First Aid training course is the first step on their path to establishing Well Being Champions inside the organisation. The Well Being Council will meet on a regular basis to debate and plan relevant well-being initiatives. The Champions will also help to spread the well-being message throughout the organisation and address any issues that arise.
Mental health difficulties can range from minor concerns to long-term illnesses. Support networks like AMG’s ‘Well Being Champions’ are assisting in the nationwide push to support persons suffering from mental illness.
There are several helplines available to seek guidance on any mental health issue.
Samaritans | 08457 90 90 90
Rethink Mental Illness | 0300 5000 927
MIND | 08457 660 163