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10.06.2013 Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a national training programme regulated and accredited by the National Institute of Mental Health in England (NIMHE) and The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).

There is widespread ignorance of mental ill health in the general population and there is the associated stigma too.  For some the stigma can lead to delays in people seeking help and support.  There is also a lack of confidence in what to do if someone is distressed or in a crisis situation.  MHFA is a response to this with the aim of improving mental health literacy throughout communities, with the belief that mental health crises can sometimes be avoided with early intervention.

Mental health problems cost UK businesses nearly £26 billion a year.  Stress, anxiety and depression are responsible for 70 million days sick leave every year (The Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, Mental Health at Work (2007). MHFA has had excellent results in reducing this figure.

 

 

Should you require more information regarding Mental Health First Aid training or would like someone to come to your place of work to discuss the Mental Health needs of your workforce, please get in touch:

 

  • Email enquiry, please click here
  • Telephone enquire, 07943 211 210

 

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