Mental Health Training

A recent blog post on the BBC’s “Ouch” pages asks “Do you need a mental health first aider in the office?” Approximately one in four adults of working age will suffer from mental health problems at some point in their career. Given the high costs of mental health problems, to employees personally and to businesses as a whole, it would seem that most workplaces would benefit from a person trained to provide mental health support to their coworkers.

Health in Mind is an Edinburgh based charity that promotes positive mental health and wellbeing throughout Scotland. Their newly launched training program offers a number of courses that would help promote a positive mental health in the workplace.

Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid is a two day course open to anyone with a personal or professional interest in mental health that promotes the recovery of good mental health, and provide comfort and understanding to those experiencing distress or mental health issues. The next course will be running on September 25th/October 2nd. There is a similar course focused specifically on younger people: SMHFA (Young People) , next running on February 3rd 2015

Health in Mind is also providing a one-day course on Mindfulness in the Workplace that offers an introduction to the concept of mindfulness to support awareness and resilience of mental health in the workplace, with upcoming courses on October 9th and December 10th.

Full details of all training courses offered by Health in Mind can be found on their Training website. To reserve a place, or for further information, email contactus@health-in-mind.org.uk or call 0131 225 8508.

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