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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

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Did you know that stress, anxiety and depression are the biggest cause of sickness absence in our society?
Did you also know that mental ill health is responsible for 91 million working days lost every year?

Claire Hobbs, H&WB Coordinator at MKUH, recently completed her training to become an MHFA Instructor and will soon be delivering the course in house to any staff member who would like to
attend.

 

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training courses teach people to spot the symptoms of mental health issues, offer initial help and guide a person towards support.
 

We don’t teach people to be therapists, but we do teach people to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis - and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.


All staff who attends the training course will receive a comprehensive MHFA manual which details signs, symptoms and how to help with a range of Mental Health conditions. The manual also
details a varieties or support groups and resources. Staff who also complete the training will become certified Mental Health First Aiders.


Tracy Rea, Suzi Hicks, Jayne Plant, Sally Nicholls, Denise Campbell, Adam Law, Rosanna Hudson, David Williamson, Gaye Richardson, Kevin Sheppey, Lee Downes and Alyson Isaac recently became certified Mental Health First Aiders and are available should you need support.

 

For further information or support please contact Claire on ext. 85277 or email [email protected]