Mental Health Aware

We all have mental health, as well as physical health. At Inclusive Employers we know that mental health awareness is vital to break down barriers and enable understanding of the different challenges that we can all face and is an important part of making inclusion an everyday reality in your organisation.

Mental Health Aware: Why You Need it

We all have mental health, as well as physical health. At Inclusive Employers we know that mental health awareness is vital to break down barriers and enable understanding of the different challenges that we can all face and is an important part of making inclusion an everyday reality in your organisation.

Inclusive Employer’s are member’s of MHFA England and we are committed to improving mental health, starting in the workplace. As MHFA England Accredited Instructor Member’s, we are able to offer expert guidance and training to support mental health, in the workplace and beyond. We want to create environments where people feel valued and included to talk freely about their mental health, and confident to seek support when it’s needed. 

Equipping your organisation to be Mental Health Aware is part of creating a healthy workplace and investing in this training offers significant return on investment. According to the Centre for Mental Health, 2017, mental ill health costs UK employers £34.9 billion annually, equating to £1.3k per employee. This can also be broken down as:

  • £10.6 billion sickness absence;
  • £21.2 billion in reduced productivity;
  • £3.1 billion in replacing staff who leave for mental health-related reasons.

Mental Health Aware: What You Will Learn

Mental Health Aware is an introductory course designed to increase mental health awareness and create an understanding of how to look after wellbeing and challenge stigma. Inclusive Employer’s MHFA instructor, Robyn Lewis, is accredited to deliver this training to your organisation. All instructors are quality assured regularly using robust assessment and evaluation measures.

After completing this training you will receive a certificate of attendance, manual, workbook and toolkit to support your own mental health and be equipped with knowledge and practical skills, including:

  • What mental health is and how to challenge stigma;
  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues;
  • An introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing;
  • Confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

How will attending our Mental Health Aware course support you?

Learning takes place through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions. Research and evaluation show that taking part in this course:

  • Raises awareness and mental health literacy;
  • Reduces stigma around mental ill health;
  • Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues;
  • Promotes early intervention which enables recovery.

Mental Health Aware: Who Will Benefit

If your organisation is committed to making a real difference for its employees our Mental Health Aware training is for you. It’s designed for those wanting to raise awareness around the experience of mental health problems in the workplace and is appropriate for groups of 8-12 delegates. This training is for people who want to learn how to support themselves and others in their organisation, delegates do need to specific qualifications or job titles.

Mental Health Aware: What is Our Approach

During Covid-19 measures in the UK and across the globe, we believe mental health awareness is even more crucial: inclusion is the glue that holds us together. Mental Health Aware training is delivered through our Virtual Learning Space (link), an impactful and interactive digital group learning.

Using Zoom technology, we bring our MHFA instructor and the delegates together to explore mental health awareness through live discussion, social polling, video content and resources. This four-hour course is split in to 70-minute modules online with regular breaks.

Book your place on our next MHFA training here. We can also offer virtual in-house sessions exclusively for your organisation. Our focus is on developing training that is hard wired to your organisations purpose, values and frameworks.

To discuss how we can work together to deliver Mental Health training within your organisation contact us at info@inclusiveemployers.co.uk or 0207 803 0689.

You can also learn more about our approach to digital and face-to-face training on these pages of our website. We’re looking forward to working with you.