mental health first aid


Multiplex – Protecting the mental health of employees during COVID-19

In this article, we hear from Martin Wilshire, Health & Safety Director at Multiplex, about how the firm has had to act quickly and responsibly to ensure it is following the government’s guidance on how businesses and employers can help to limit the spread of the virus. Read More

Free Mental Health First Aid training for new research project

Researchers invite all companies in the UK to apply for free Mental Health First Aid England training, for a new research project starting 2020, to investigate the effectiveness of mental health first aid training when used on employees. Read More

Mind Matters: Talking mental health with your boss

Heather Beach and Mark Glover discuss the relationship between employee and employer when it comes to opening up and talking about mental ill health. Read More

‘How are you?’ Mental health first aid starts with a question

Practical considerations for implementing mental health first aid. How often in a day do we ask ‘how are you?’ and Read More

Tackling suicide in construction

‘Construction workers are six times more likely to die from suicide than a fall from height’ A panel is set Read More

What to do if you do come across a person in crisis?

An extract taken from the blog ‘Suitable and Sufficient’. Written by Nicola Baillie, Head of Safety Assurance at West Midlands Trains. This topic will be discussed further in the in the Occupational Health and Wellbeing Theatre at Safety & Health Expo in June. Read More

New fund to train school staff in Mental Health First Aid

A new £5m fund to train primary school staff in Mental Health First Aid has been announced by the Department of Health. Read More

British Safety Council launches mental health training courses

The British Safety Council has launched a range of training courses, designed to help bosses support staff who are experiencing mental health issues. Read More

Mates in Mind: Construction mental health scheme enters next stage

The full role-out of the construction industry health and mental wellbeing scheme, titled Mates in Mind, has begun. The move Read More

Should Mental Health First Aid be mandatory?

By James Irwin, Director at Irwin & Stone   Mental health is the elephant in the 21st century’s room. One Read More



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