Mental Health Training

DLG supports Mental Health First Aider Training

Posted by on 30 Oct, 2018 in Mental Health |

DLG supports Mental Health First Aider Training

Direct Line Group has trained more than 100 of their workforce, across a variety of locations as Mental Health First Aiders within their business, as they aim to have a mental health first aider on every floor, at every site in the UK. All the First Aiders have completed the two day Adult training course, equipping them to support colleagues in the workplace, and providing them with valuable life skills for their personal lives also. Mind Matters has provided some of the training for these First Aiders, and was delighted to be invited to support the business at their first MHFA Conference on 18th October in Leeds.

As many of our businesses will know, it is important to train staff in Mental Health First Aid, but it is also important to think about how the role will fit into the organisation and also how the business will support its First Aiders in the longer term. Direct Line Group decided that the conference would be one part of supporting their Mental Health First Aiders further. The MHFA Conference involved talks from mental health campaigners Jonny Benjamin MBE and Neil Laybourn. Mind Matters provided workshops for the delegates MHFA, tool, conversation starterthat would support them in their roles as Mental Health First Aiders. The workshops included the following themes and were delivered by a range of our Training Associates:

  • Maintaining boundaries as Mental Health First Aiders – delivered by Kate Husband
  • Self-care for Mental Health First Aiders – delivered by Gemma Davies
  • Understanding and promoting the Mental Health First Aid role – delivered by Gareth Williams
  • Measuring impact and case studies – delivered by Sarah Frost

The workshops were very well received by delegates and Mind Matters wishes Direct Line Group all the best with the organisation’s future work around mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.