21 May, 2020: St John Ambulance, a leading provider of Mental Health First Aid training, is hosting a new series of free webinars encompassing this year's Mental Health Awareness Week theme of kindness.

The CPD-certified  virtual events in June follow the successes of the charity’s Embedding Mental Health Best Practices in the Workplace conferences.

They will see experts discussing key topical issues, including how to support employee wellbeing whilst working from home, and the effect of COVID-19 in the workplace.

The first of these webinars about new ideas to enhance and support mental health initiatives is on Friday 5 June at 11am, followed by a second session about recognising poor mental health, on Thursday 11 June at 3pm. The third topic will be enabling and supporting line managers and leaders to champion mental health initiatives, on Friday 19 June at 11am.

The events aim to offer debate, inspiration, and best practice guidance to help organisations in the new working environment.

Speakers will include HR and Health & Safety professionals, wellbeing leaders and others with an interest in the mental health and welfare of their workforce. Already confirmed are senior representatives from companies including Marks & Spencer, BAE Systems Surface Ships Limited and Yorkshire Water.

Mel Fox, Director of Training and Enterprise at St John Ambulance, says: “COVID-19 has changed the way we work, but we will continue to support businesses and help them look after the wellbeing of their employees - already hundreds have signed up to the webinars.

“It’s an uncertain and difficult time for a lot of people, and we hope these webinars will be an excellent opportunity for sharing ideas that can be put into practice now and in the post-COVID-19 working environment.

“At St John Ambulance, we are committed to bringing physical and mental health together within first aid training.”

Find out more about the webinars and book your free place here.