Since training as an Instructor with MHFAEngland, I’ve noticed the growth of awareness and knowledge amongst the global world of business just how important this subject is to their bottom line – which is great.
Mental Health Awareness Week commences 16 May 2016 with events nationally to showcase the importance of taking mental health seriously. World Mental Health Day is 10 October and the theme is ‘Dignity in mental health: psychological and mental health first aid for all’. Now in 23 countries and the global remit to join forces globally to create one inclusive course, MHFAEngland is leading the way in the UK.
BITC recently published a report recommending Mental Health First Aid training for all managers in the workplace! MHFA seems to be mentioned regularly in the press and the CEO – Poppy Jaman – was recently at Downing Street for a meeting with the Prime Minister.
As part of my CPD, I undertook the MHFA Lite Instructor training earlier this year. Although I already design and deliver three hour courses, it was interesting to see different materials.
Feedback from the latest MHFA Standard I ran in London for 13 people, showed an increase in knowledge over the two days of at least 6 points – which is great and some comments below:
‘The Instructor was the best motivator’
‘Jane is amazing at her job and I am glad I met her’
‘Learnt more than expected and enjoyed the course’
‘This was an amazing course, great materials and information, mostly the best instructor. I learnt so much – thankyou!’
‘Learnt alot, amazing course, fells like a breath of freshair’
If you are looking to upskill your team in this area, don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss.