According to Mental Health First Aid US, “Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders in your community.” In the UK, missed work days due to mental ill-health cost the UK economy £8 billion and in the USA, in 2016, 6.7% of all adults experienced depression.
Mental health first aid training helps:
- Colleagues support their co-workers more effectively
- Managers support employees when a mental health illness is disclosure
- Everyone recognise and diagnose mental health conditions as early as possible
- Anyone support someone through a mental health crisis