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February 16, 2011

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Training – MITIE first-aid training courses

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is partnering with strategic outsourcing company MITIE to offer mental-health first-aid training courses. MITIE is offering the training to its own staff, as well as its clients, free of charge.

The course is said to help those with mental-health problems recover, and helps raise awareness of mental-health issues in the community.

MITIE believes its pro-active approach in raising awareness of mentalhealth issues and reducing the fear around the subject not only reinforces its commitment to supporting and developing its people but also makes sound business sense.

The company’s MHFA instructor, Jane James, commented: “With one in three adults experiencing mental-health issues it makes sense to recognise these issues and focus on how we can help support staff in dealing with them. Since running the programme we have had staff at all levels disclosing issues that they have had to deal with. With the support of MHFA training we have been able to support them and avoid the negative impact on business.”

MHFA business manager, Bernice Cole, said: “We are delighted and proud to be working with MITIE to enable them to ensure the well-being of their staff is taken seriously, helping fulfil their corporate social responsibility. We hope their example will be followed by others, ensuring that mental-health literacy is raised and the stigma around it dispelled, through the continued training and education of staff.”

For more information, contact Michael Bryzak on 020 7250 8063 or e-mail [email protected]

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