Better mental health support in the workplace

The pandemic has had a tumultuous effect on all our lives, which has significantly impacted the nation’s mental health. A survey we carried out recently indicates that 40% of people have considered leaving their job due to mental health issues; and 1 out of 4 people feel their work is contributing negatively to their wellbeing. Results like these, highlight the need for improved mental health first aid provision.

To mark this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, we're equipping people and organisations with the tools to better understand mental health and to help put effective measures in place. Take our mental health quiz to test your knowledge and download our free resources to support the implementation of mental health best practices in your workplace. 

We’re also very proud to launch our new FutureQuals Level 2 and Level 3 Mental Health First Aid qualifications, that focus on practical training and real-life scenarios and set a new standard in workplace mental health training.

Mental health quiz

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What is the following statement describing? A state of wellbeing in which every individual realises their own potential, can cope with the normal stress of life and work productively.

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The answer is Positive Mental Health.

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A study led by St John Ambulance revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on mental health. How many people felt that that their mental health got worse during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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The answer is 2 in 5 people.

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__________ is the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them.

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The answer is Stress.

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Our recent survey found that ________ have considered leaving their job because of mental health and wellbeing issues.

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The answer is 40%.

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Presenteeism can be costly for employers. Do you know what this means?

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The answer is a loss in productivity that occurs when employees come to work but function at less than full capacity.

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COVID-19 has changed how and where we work. How many home workers were very concerned about their colleagues' mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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The answer is 1 in 4 home workers.

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Which mental illness is defined as a mood disorder causing mood to swing from an extreme high to an extreme low?

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The answer is Bipolar Disorder.

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What percentage of employees felt that their employer needed to do more to look after their employees' mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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The answer is 48% of employees.

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Does your company have a Mental Health First Aider?

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...... Despite 64% of employees wanting their organisation to provide line managers with training so they could support their team's mental health better.

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  Our new mental health qualifications 

Since we started running mental health first aid training a few years ago, we’ve been listening to feedback from our customers to understand what both employers and employees need.

We know from decades of experience, both in training others and operating on the frontline ourselves, that quality training gives people the confidence to act quickly and effectively whenever needed. It’s the same for mental health first aid. Our new courses are recognised qualifications that focus on practical training and real-life scenarios. 

As these are FutureQuals Level 2 and Level 3 Awards, employers can also be confident that their trained Mental Health First Aiders and Mental Health Responders are fully qualified with the very best training.  

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 Free mental health resources 

Support mental health in your workplace by equipping employees with our free mental health resources.

Mental Health First Aid training courses

Support mental health in your workplace by training employees as mental health first aiders.