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Mental Health First Aid Courses

Written by Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce | 06 Jun 2019

Luton Adult Learning are running the following:

Mental Health First Aid 
The Centre for Mental Health has found that mental ill health costs UK employers an estimated £34.9 billion each year - the equivalent of £1,300 for every employee in the UK workforce. Broken down, that's £10.6 billion in sickness absence, £21.2 billion in reduced productivity, and £3.1 billion in replacing staff who leave their jobs for mental health-related reasons.

 

According to the Centre for Mental Health, simple steps to improve the management of mental health in the workplace will allow employers to save 30% or more of these costs – at least £10 billion a year.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach you how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions and provide help on a first aid basis.

Wellbeing is good for business

Healthy people are happier, more engaged and more productive. Employers across the UK are acting now to support the wellbeing of their people and create mentally healthy businesses.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England training courses teach people to spot the signs of mental health issues, offer initial help and guide a person towards support.  We don’t teach people to be therapists, but we do teach people to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis - and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

Luton Adult Learning deliver Mental Health First Aid England Courses for individuals and organisations.

There are 3 types of course available:

  • Half Day - Mental Health Lite (giving staff a general overview)
  • Full Day - Mental Health Champion (equipping staff with more knowledge on where to refer people to and how to help)
  • 2 Day - Mental Health First Aid - to train staff to be a mental health first-aider

Please see the links for dates and costs.

Also on offer are bespoke sessions to organisations at their place of work with a minimum of 10 participants. For details of these or to book a place on one of the sessions please contact:

Tracy Attard Tracey.attard@lutonacl.ac.uk Or call 01582 490033

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