Mental Health First Aid Training Courses

St John Ambulance is working with Mental Health First Aid England to provide courses which will help raise awareness of mental health, enabling people to support themselves and others to aid recovery. Our courses are designed to cut stigma through education and increase the provision of care for those who have a mental illness.

What courses do we have available?

What is the impact of mental illness on the workplace?

Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental illness each year. In 2016, 15.8 million UK work days were lost due to mental illness.*

The largest causes of sickness absence for our county’s workforce is depression, stress, and anxiety. Mental illness costs UK businesses around £35 billion every year, this equates to £10.6 billion lost to sickness absence, £21.2 billion in reduced productivity, and £3.1 billion in substituting staff members who vacate their roles due to mental illness.**

How effective are the MHFA courses?

Independent research and evaluation shows that taking part in a MHFA course raises awareness of mental illnesses, encourages early intervention to aid recovery, increases confidence in dealing with mental illnesses and reduces stigma.

Research suggests that improving UK workplace mental health management could reduce employers’ losses attributed to mental illness by 30%, collectively saving £8 billion a year.


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