Mental Health First Aid
What is Mental Health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is skills-based training that teaches people how to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of a mental health or substance use challenge. Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
Mental Health First Aid
In the Workplace
Mental Health First Aid at Work can be the cornerstone in creating a mentally healthy workplace – one in which individuals feel valued, supported, and respected.
In the United States, only 41% of the people who had a mental disorder in the past year received professional health care or other services.
Despite the numbers, fewer than 10% of employees feel like their workplace is free of stigmas surrounding mental health — a perception that can discourage them from asking for help.
Studies show that individuals trained in the program...
Increase their knowledge of signs, symptoms and risk factors of mental health and substance use challenges.
Can identify multiple types of professional and self-help resources for individuals with a mental health or substance use challenge.
Show reduced stigma and increased empathy toward individuals with mental health challenges.
Increase their confidence and likelihood to help an individual in distress.
Use the skills and information they learn in MHFA to manage their own mental wellbeing.
... promoting a safe and welcoming work environment, reducing mental health stigma, promoting early intervention, and improving EAP and benefits utilization.
What are employees learning from this course?
Testimonials from Participants
“Mental Health First Aid is like CPR for the mind. It equips you with the knowledge and skills to provide initial support to someone experiencing a mental health challenge. Just as we help those with physical injuries, we can also lend a hand to those facing mental health difficulties, guiding them toward hope and recovery,” says Sarah Royle, Wellness Workdays Mental Health First Aid Instructor. “As an instructor in Mental Health First Aid, my mission is to empower everyone with the understanding and tools to make a real difference in the lives of those struggling with mental health issues. Together, we will break down the barriers of stigma while fostering a community that values compassion, empathy, and active support for one another's well-being.”
Why should I choose Wellness Workdays?
Wellness Workdays is a leading provider of measurable workplace wellness programs that produce quantifiable reductions in healthcare costs and improved employee productivity. With two decades providing outcome-based wellness solutions, Wellness Workdays has helped large companies and government agencies generate greater value through improved employee health. We have trained hundreds of Registered Dietitians across the United States to sit for the national registration exam and now work at places such as the Boston Celtics, Utah Jazz, Duke University, Notre Dame, and Cleveland Indians. We stand behind decades of medical research, always providing strategic direction, tools, and resources. Our hands-on approach with a focus on outcomes makes us your perfect partner.
Wellness Workdays has created award-winning workplace wellness programs for Fortune 100 companies and are committed to improving employee health of each of our employee populations.
We have 25+ years of experience training hundreds of behavioral health coaches for large and small clients nationwide.
We have trained hundreds of Registered Dietitians across the US to sit for the national exam and now work at places such as the Boston Celtics, Utah Jazz, Duke University, and Notre Dame.
Our certification is founded on decades of medical and health-related research.
We provide the strategic direction, tools, and resources required for you to be successful.
Our hands-on approach will help you succeed.