I am an employer

MHFA course will help you as a manager or an employer to spot the signs of the most common mental health problems and feel confident when engaging with any mental health issues.

Ultimately, a member of staff trained as a Workplace Mental Health First Aider will be in a position to help someone recover faster by getting the right support as soon as a mental health problem arises.

Mental illness is more common than you might think.

Did you know that 1 in 6 British workers are affected by conditions like anxiety, depression and stress every year? This will be having a significant effect on your workplace and employees, but it can be improved by increasing their knowledge and confidence.

It makes business sense to support employees who are struggling with mental health problems. Research shows that if supported, they will become more engaged and motivated, which can only be good for your business.

It’s a myth to think people with mental health problems can’t work.

It is vital to understand that they can and do work, and with the right knowledge and skills you can support your employees to stay well; saving you money and maintaining your productivity.

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development study has highlighted the impact on business of poor mental health in employees. The study found that % of sufferers:


  • are more likely to get into conflict with colleagues
    37

    find it harder to juggle multiple tasks
    57

    find it difficult to concentrate
    80

    take longer to do tasks
    62

    are potentially less patient with customers/clients.
    50

    The study also found that, for the first time, stress is now the major cause of long-term absence in manual and non-manual workers.

    You can save time and money by arranging for Astra Training and Consultancy to provide MHFA training for a group of staff at your workplace.

  • MHFA training is suitable for:

    • business owners,
    • HR and personnel professionals,
    • line-managers,
    • heads of department
    • team leaders
    • all personnel whatever their role in the organisation.

    By booking on the next MHFA course you can minimise the impact of poor mental health in employees on business. You will receive a free copy of MHFA Line Manager’s Resource – A practical guide to managing and supporting people with mental health problems in the workplace.

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