News / Health & Safety / Responsibility 20.08.19

Mental Health First Aid Awareness Training

Mental Health First Aid Awareness Training

As part of Maylim’s commitment to the Building Mental Health Charter, 28 team members have been trained in Mental Health First Aid Awareness. All directors, managers, supervisors and support staff were included in the training.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Awareness provides an introduction to mental health as part of a drive to improve well-being. The half-day training session enables delegates to gain knowledge in the following areas;

+ Understanding factors that affect mental health

+ Identifying the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health issues

+ Gain confidence in starting mental health conversations

+ Understand how to better look after their own mental health

These staff members are now mental health champions and can support our nine fully trained Mental Health First Aiders who took the two-day course last year.