The recent pandemic has shone a spotlight on employee mental health. The trauma, stress, anxiety, and isolation affecting employees have forced as many as 40% of businesses to ramp up their mental health provisions and benefits.
Thus, if you’re yet to take action to improve the mental health support available to your employees, you could be being left behind by competitors working hard to create a positive and supportive working environment.
Putting some of your key employees through a mental health first aid course is one of the best ways to spot symptoms and indicators of poor mental health within the workplace and offer help on a first aid basis.
So what skills can employees undertaking this type of training expect to develop?
Liverpool Mental Health First Aid Courses – Key Skills
With a Mental First Aid Course delivered by TL Training, attendees can expect to learn key skills including but not limited to:
- • An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing.
- • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues.
- • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress.
- • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening.
- • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix of support options.
Those completing our Mental Health First Aid Training will receive a certificate to say that they are officially a Mental Health First Aider. By having qualified mental first aiders in your workplace, you can enhance the welfare of your employees and protect your business against losses associated with poor mental health.
But just how bad are the issues linked to mental health?
Poor Mental Health Costing UK Economy
Mental health problems cost the UK economy at least £117.9 billion annually, according to a recent report published by the Mental Health Foundation. To give you some idea regarding the scale of the problem, the cost of mental health problems is equivalent to around 5% of the UK’s GDP.
Poor mental health is the leading cause of productivity drains such as presenteeism (the act of showing up to work but not being productive due to ill health). No matter how big or small, your business is not immune to these challenges, and having robust mental health support can save considerable sums in lost productivity.
With mental health first aiders, you can create a happier, healthier, and more productive workforce that enjoys your workplace’s day-to-day challenges.
Where Can I Book Mental First Aid Courses in Liverpool?
At TL Training, we offer our Mental Health First Aid Training Course either at our Merseyside facility or at your place of work. While our course is officially accredited by Mental Health First Aid England, we also offer bespoke training options (including mental health workshops), should you want to explore them.
To learn more about our mental health training and qualifications, simply get in touch with a member of our team by calling 0151 343 0588. Alternatively, you can fill in our online contact form, and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.