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Sirens become Mental Health First Aiders
Ahead of World Mental Health Day on 10 October, two members of our Siren team attended the Mental Health First Aid England Course, a globally recognised course training employers to recognise mental ill health and help people find the support they need to stay well. Through this, we have proudly joined a community of over 350,000 people in England and 2.6million people worldwide, trained to help those in mental health need.
Over the two day course the mental illnesses covered included anxiety, depression, PTSD, eating disorders and psychosis. Through receiving a clear understanding of each illness, its symptoms and how a sufferer may be feeling both mentally and physically we have been provided with a deeper and evidence based understanding of how each illness should be approached.
Whilst extremely overdue, mental health issues have started receiving the attention it needs to ensure those suffering are able to recover and now more than ever, it is becoming the duty of employers to be at hand with the information and tools that can potentially help save lives.
We truly believe that investing in our staff and their wellbeing results enhances client results, on-site efficiency and overall team happiness; and who wouldn’t want that? Here are Siren, we are supporting zero stigma surrounding mental health.
You can find more information on:
– Mental Health First Aid training here: https://mhfaengland.org
– How you can support World Mental Health Day here: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/world-mental-health-day