Ready to help! Staff become Mental Health First Aiders

Posted by Hazel Duhy on in Sector Group News, Socio Economic, Business Support Group, Member News.

It can be easy to spot the signs of someone struggling mentally, but knowing how and when to help can be a much tougher challenge.

Two members of staff at Indelible Data (a BECBC member) have become Mental Health First Aiders, accredited by Mental First Aid England following a two-day course organised by Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster.

Business administration apprentice Georgia Routledge attended the course along with finance and operations director, Anna Wilson.

Georgia, who is also a qualified First Aider, said: “Mental health problems are more talked about now and it is good to know there is someone there who is trained to listen and talk especially as the workplace is where we spend the majority of our waking hours.

“Having a Mental Health First Aider in the work place could make a really big difference.”

There are now more than 350,000 in England who are trained to recognise mental ill health.

Mrs Wilson said Indelible Data saw staff as its biggest asset so it was common sense to look out for all their health needs.