Mental Health First Aid and Awareness

Mental Health in 2021

We’re sure you will agree the toll the recent times have taken on people around us is severe.  Whether it be the children being homeschooled being affected, or the home schooler, friends or work colleagues having not seen relatives or clients, there is no doubt some are struggling.

The Health & Safety at Work, etc, Act 1974 doesn’t just cover accidents and injuries, it covers wellbeing too – If someone has an accident and they are bleeding, it’s simple to see, recognise and offer the appropriate help, but what if it’s just them starting to show up late for work, appearing withdrawn or snapping at someone unexpectedly?  Do you know what to look for?  

When taking part in our courses, we regularly hear people realising they are recognising issues in either a friend, colleague or loved one.

Currently carried out over Zoom or in socially distanced groups in safe spaces, we discuss the facts, signs and symptoms, possible help we can offer and how to do it.

  • 833 people took their own lives in Scotland in 2019
  • 3 out of 4 are men and most commonly in the 24-54 age group.
  • Stress is rife both at home and in the workplace – we look at what it really is, how it affects health and wellbeing and way to alleviate it.

This is a course our trainers have a real passion for and our courses receive awesome feedback.  If you want to know more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.  Don’t take time to think, just do – 01506 858 858

We also have a short online course for Mental Health Awareness – chat to us about what would be of most benefit to you.

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What people have said about this course –

“Fantastic session”

“Graeme, thanks for the course this morning very enlightening to say the least.  As you said more staff need to get access to this information to be able to recognise issues within themselves, work colleague and indeed friends and loved ones. It should be available to all staff.”

“Well presented and a couple of eye opening moments”

“A great course, the stats are pretty scary, Suicides, costs etc. so ultra-important we deal with this as much as any other H&S concern.”