Mental Health First Aider at Refresh
We now have a trained Mental Health First Aider here at Refresh, after the first team member undertook the course this month via training providers at Manchester’s Business Growth Hub.
The course gives attendees an in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing, alongside practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues.
It’s designed to help the attendee build the confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress with non-judgemental listening. Knowledge gained on this course equips the attendee with the tools to encourage someone to recover their health and guide them to further support, developing skills to support positive wellbeing.
Refresh is committed to creating a healthy and safe working environment for everyone and will now support at least one further team member in undertaking the course next month.
The Mental Health First Aiders at Refresh are points of contacts for team members if they, or someone they know, are experiencing any mental health issue. They can support team members to find the appropriate help and intervene by listening.