Mental Health Aware Team Members
The importance of mental health and the issues surrounding it have become much more widely publicised in recent times, and it is important that we all do our bit to help promote good mental health - and offer help to those that need it. Did you know that stress, anxiety and depression are the biggest cause of sickness absence in our society today?
Continuing our commitment and dedication to the welfare of our Fluid Family, a number of team members have completed a half day's course on Mental Health Awareness - offered and implemented by the MHFA (Mental Health First Aid) England - a social enterprise with a vision to improve the mental health of the nation.
As the MHFA says on its website:
Quality mental health training, underpinned by a robust wellbeing strategy, gives people the tools to keep themselves healthy and support each other. It can also help to:
Build employees’ confidence to have open conversations around mental health and break the stigma
Encourage people to access support early when needed, for a faster recovery
Empower people with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive in work
Promote a mentally healthy environment, stopping preventable issues and allowing people to thrive and become more productive
Embed a long term positive culture across the whole organisation, where employees recognise their mental and physical health are supported as equal parts of the whole person
For more information, check out the MHFA England website.