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Workplace Mental Health Training

Create a responsible mental health culture in your organisation, empowering employees to feel confident in speaking about mental health in the workplace.

Ahead of anticipated legislative change, the HSE current guidelines are; 


“You should consider ways to manage mental ill health in your workplace which are appropriate for your business, such as providing information or training for managers and employees, employing occupational health professionals, appointing mental health trained first aiders and implementing employee support programmes”


Mental health issues are common

  • 1 in 4 people experience mental health issues each year 

  • At any given time 1 in 6 working age adults have symptoms of mental ill health 

  • 15 people per day take their own lives, 10-25 times this many attempt suicide 

  • Mental illness is the largest single source of burden of disease in the UK


This statistic shows us that people aren’t accessing services when they need to, the question is why? It is widely attributed to stigma and a lack of awareness about mental health, including not knowing when or how to seek support. Workplaces have the opportunity to create change here, by challenging stigma, increasing awareness and ensuring access to appropriate support for employees.


Mental Health in the Workplace 

Stress, anxiety and depression are the biggest cause of sickness absence in our society  


Work related stress, depression or anxiety accounts for 44% of working days lost 2017/2018

Mental ill health costs UK employers an estimated £33-£42 billion per year 

This amounts to a cost per employee of between £1,205 and £1,560 per year. This cost is for all employees, not just those who are ill.


When someone falls out of work due to mental ill-health this can have far-reaching and often devastating consequences for the individual. This includes loss of income, confidence and life generally taking a downward spiral. For the business this is usually preceded by a lengthy sickness period and then recruitment and re-training costs, as well as a negative impact on staff morale. If someone can get help earlier, you can reduce the amount of time they have off work and ensure they ultimately return and remain employed. 



What can MHFA training do for your organisation?


  • Reduce the stigma surrounding mental health by encouraging conversations about mental health and wellbeing.

  • Reduce sick leave and staff turnover

  • Improve productivity and employee relations. 

  • Promote a healthy workplace that recognises that mental health is as important as physical health.



Benefits of in-house training


  • Tailored course delivery - All aspects of the MHFA England programme are covered with an emphasis on your companies culture and individual objectives embedded throughout.

  • In your own time – Course delivery is recommended over two days but this can be altered to suit your schedule.

  • Choose your dates to suit your business calendar.

  • Delivered In-house for your convenience (booked venue also possible please enquire)



Location – Available across England.

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