We’ve often spoken in length about the benefits of Mental Health First Aid for both individuals and organisations.
However, we thought it would be good to show the research that backs up our confidence in MHFA.
In November 2018 the University of Nottingham and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) published the results of their study on MHFA.
This study investigated employees’ views on the impact of MHFA training in their workplace.
Here’s what they said:
91% said there had been an increased understanding of mental health issues in their workplace.
88% reported an increased confidence around mental health issues.
87% said more mental health conversations were happening at work.
64% reported a decrease in the stigma surrounding mental health.
83% noticed an improvement in procedures for signposting to further support.
78% said that employees trained in MHFA skills were supporting colleagues.
These findings show that MHFA is showing its worth to the 81 organisations across 20 industries surveyed.
Participants noted that the training provides increased knowledge and confidence in addressing mental ill health, and shows that MHFA skills are being used in the workplace after training.
The organisations are building a workplace culture that encourages communication, support and trust when it comes to mental health.
Yours can too.
To book yourself or your colleagues onto our upcoming February or March MHFA sessions, simply click here for more information.
We hope to see you there!