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  • Mental health and wellbeing is no longer something that is reserved for employees private lives and the stigma around conditions including depression and anxiety is being shed away, thanks to increased awareness and a better professional understanding. Presently, those who suffer from such mental health issues are likely to be fraught at the thought of going back to work, dealing with the pandemic aftermath and all the changes that are necessary as a result. That is why there has never been a more pertinent time to enrol onto a mental health first aid course with APT.

    The Course

    The mental health first aid course we offer is accredited by mental health first aid England and takes place over two days. This programme aims to equip candidates with the skills, knowledge and understanding to support those in the workplace who may be experiencing distress, by teaching the signs and symptoms of mental health issues, as well as the coping mechanisms that best support those who have them.

    Objectives

    Upon completion of the mental health first aid course, candidates should be able to do the following:

    • Spot early signs of a possible mental health issue
    • Offer and provide initial help to these people
    • Preserve life where a person may be at risk to themselves or others
    • Promote the recovery of good mental health
    • Guide someone towards sources of help or appropriate treatments
    • Provide help on a first aid basis

    Why MHFA?

    Mental health conditions affect all areas of a person’s life including their ability to function at work when symptoms flare up. Employing mental health first aider can help to make employees working lives more productive, by supporting them through any difficulties they have.

    For more information or to book onto our mental health first aid course, click here.

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