There is no Health without Mental Health
iMind2 is a training provider based in the East of England, we provide Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) accredited and bespoke training support services for employers of any size, employees, individuals and local communities.
Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental illness each year. In 2016, 15.8 million UK workdays were lost due to mental illness (Office of National Statistics). The largest causes of sickness absence for our country’s workforce are depression, stress, and anxiety.
Many employers are now investing in recruiting ‘Mental Health First Aiders’ in the workplace. They are trained staff who are assigned the responsibility of attempting to safeguard the wellbeing of others in the workplace. They are the ‘go to’ person for anyone experiencing mental health issues and can signpost that individual to further support. They can also identify when someone may be experiencing a deterioration in their mental health.
Having a Mental Health First Aider benefits employees significantly by getting them the help they need and reducing the stigma. Mental health issues are the leading cause of absences from work and having a Mental Health First Aider on hand to aid individuals means that they’ll be able to help early on, before problems get worse and require long term absences. This also creates an open culture in the workplace which creates a happier, healthier and more productive workforce.