With around 1 in 4 people in the UK experiencing mental health issues, having trained mental health first aiders is essential for any workplace. Run by Mental Health First Aid England certified trainers, our mental health first aid (MHFA) course equips you to recognise the warning signs of mental ill health. In addition, it helps you develop the skills and confidence to provide first aid and mental health support at work for people experiencing a mental health problem.The one day course qualifies you as an adult MHFA champion and the more in depth two day course qualifies you as an adult mental health first aider.
Mental health problems are all too common in the workplace. By opening up the conversation on mental health, we aim to challenge the stigma and create a positive culture around mental health in the workplace. Our mental health awareness workshop is designed to raise awareness. As a result, employees will be able to recognise the signs of mental health issues, learn coping strategies for themselves and gain confidence to support others.
Our second workshop on mental health awareness is aimed towards anyone who has management responsibilities. By training managers to understand mental health issues that may arise and how to approach them, they can provide mental health support at work for their team members.
Our NHS approved smartphone app provides in-depth tools for anyone wishing to improve and maintain their mental wellbeing. Our Thrive mental wellbeing app is an evidence-based solution for the prevention, screening and self-management of the two most common conditions affecting people at work: depression and anxiety. The Thrive app helps staff support their mental health at work. It helps reduce sickness absences, helps employees return to work sooner, detects conditions before they become severe and improves recovery rates.
We have two options for additional mental health support at work with the Thrive app.The first is our in-app coaching service. Employees have the option to use a live text chat service where they can chat in-app to a trained psychologist at the touch of a button. If further support is required, one-to-one counselling sessions are available throughout the UK. Remote or face-to-face therapy sessions with an HCPC or BACP registered therapist can be requested via the App. Or, the App may automatically recommend remote or face-to-face therapy sessions it if it detects a problem that requires further help such as prolonged stress, anxiety or depression, for instance.