Mental health first aid courses were first developed in Australia; the UK’s Department of Health launched MHFA (Mental Health First Aid) England in 2007 which accredits first aid training courses relating to mental health.
The subject of mental health first aid is becoming increasingly prevalent amongst businesses; the latest HSE reports show that on average, 15.4 million days were lost in 2017/18 due to work related stress, depression or anxiety. This accounts for 44% of all work-related ill health problems and 57% of working days lost to ill health overall, so this is obviously a problem that needs to be tackled.
A parliamentary debate was held in January 2019 around the subject of mental health in the workplaces with the outcome that First Aid regulations need to be updated to ensure that mental health is treated equally to physical health in a workplace environment. There is also the possibility of future law changes to make it mandatory that all businesses to have a member of staff trained as a Mental Health First Aider as well as a physical First Aider.
Mental health courses cover a wide spectrum of areas including Stress, Wellbeing and Dementia in a range of workplaces.
There are many courses that come under the Mental Health umbrella; some of the most popular are:
Different courses last for different durations; some such as the Mental Health Awareness course last for half a day and some over the course of 1-2 days, such as Mental Health First Aid Training and Supervising First Aid for Mental Health.
It is also possible to sit some mental health courses as distance learning options, such as Dementia Awareness and Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty. Please see our available courses for more details below or for more general help or further information please send an enquiry to email@example.com.
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|Trainer||Course Title||Days||Price ex. VAT|
|CS317C||Dementia Awareness - E-Learning||E-Learning||£30.00|
|Introduction to Mental Health in the Workplace||0.5 - 1||from £104.00|
|G187BT||Managing Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace||1||£125.00|
|M865IM||Managing Mental Health in the Workplace||1||£130.00|
|CS317C||Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty - E-Learning||E-Learning||£30.00|
|Mental Health & Resilience Management in the Workplace||1||from £150.00|
|M865IM||Mental Health & Supporting Colleagues||1||£130.00|
|M865IM||Mental Health & Supporting Young People||1||£130.00|
|Mental Health Awareness||0.5 - 2||from £55.00|
|CS317C||Mental Health Awareness - E-Learning||E-Learning||£30.00|
|Mental Health Champion Training||1||from £159.00|
|Mental Health First Aid Training||1 - 2||from £104.00|
|BR277O||Mindfulness & Wellbeing Workshop||0.5||£70.00|
|Supervising First Aid for Mental Health||2||from £154.00|
|M865IM||Wellbeing at Work||0.5||£80.00|
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