One in four adults and one in ten children experience mental health problems at some point. Mental Health is about how we think, feel and behave. Mental Health problems are often a reaction to a difficult life event, such as bereavement, but can also be caused by work-related issues.
Work-related stress can lead to physical and psychological damage, including anxiety and depression. Whether work is causing the health issue or aggravating it, employees have a legal responsibility to help their employees. Work-related mental health issues must be assessed to measure the levels of risk to staff. Where a risk is identified, steps must be taken to remove it or reduce it as far as reasonably practicable.
By taking action on work-related stress, employers will meet parts of the core standards framework, as they will form part of a mental health at work plan, promote communication and open conversations, by raising awareness and reducing stigma and provide a mechanism for monitoring actions and outcomes.
First Aid Mental Health teaches staff how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and provide support and guidance to employees. Mental Health training reduces the stigma associated with mental health issues and provides staff with the knowledge and understanding to make positive changes within the workplace.
D&K deliver a range of different Mental Health First Aid courses at different venues throughout Kent and at our Customers premises. The Mental Health First Aid courses have been developed by Nuco in association with Fist Aid Awards (FAA), allowing us to deliver courses that provide recognised qualifications for individuals in and out of the workplace.
1/2 Day First Aid for Mental Health – Level 1 Award Qualification
1 Day First Aid for Mental Health – Level 2 Award Qualification
2 Day Supervising Day First Aid for Mental Health – Level 3 Award Qualification