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Adult MHFA – half day

Healthy people are happier, more engaged and more productive. Employers across the UK are acting now to support the wellbeing of their people and create mentally healthy businesses.

Stress, anxiety and depression are the biggest cause of sickness absence in our society. Mental ill health is responsible for 91 million working days lost every year, and our course aims to promote positive wellbeing in the workplace – aiming to create a culture of support and open discussion around Mental Health allowing colleagues to feel more supported.

Simple steps to improve the management of mental health in the workplace will allow employers to save 30% or more of these costs – at least £10 billion a year. This is where we can help.

Mental ill health costs UK employers an estimated £34.9 billion each yearthe equivalent of £1,300 for every employee in the UK workforce. Broken down, that’s £10.6 billion in sickness absence, £21.2 billion in reduced productivity, and £3.1 billion in replacing staff who leave their jobs for mental health-related reasons. Of course, these statistics simply look at financial implications and while this is of value, our training helps to consider the individuals in the workplace experiencing these mental health struggles and explores what can be done to help.

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The Aims

Our half day course is an introductory four hour session to raise awareness of mental health.

It is designed to give you:

  • An understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  • An introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing
  • Confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue

Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. We limit numbers to 25 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health
  • A certificate of attendance to say you are Mental Health Aware

Audience  :  Any staff in any education or business setting who work with colleagues.  Particularly useful for staff who are line managers

Date  :  Thursday 6th May 2021

Time  :  9:00am – 1:00pm

Venue  :  Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Cavendish Road, Bowdon, Altrincham, WA14 2NL

Cost  :  £125

Facilitated by  :  Lisa Wisher

 

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