Each year approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health condition and at least 1 in 6 employees experience common mental health problems in the workplace. Research has shown that work is the biggest cause of stress which can stop people performing at their best. Mental health conditions are often hidden due to stigma and fear of discrimination and research has shown that a culture of fear and silence around mental health is costly to employers. The HSE guidance ” First aid needs assessments” refers to mental health in the workplace.
Paramedical now offer the FAA Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Courses in First Aid for Mental Health.