Mental Health Awareness Week Day 4 - LEARN
Continuing to learn throughout life, no matter your age, enhances self esteem, encourages social interaction, and helps with wellbeing, both mentally and physically.
Learning a new skill, rediscovering an old hobby, or signing up for a new course can boost confidence and widens our skillset. Doing something new, no matter how big or small, gives a sense of fulfilment and therefore improves mental wellbeing.
Why not learn something new? Here are a few simple ideas:
- Find out something about your colleagues
- Sign up for a class or webinar
- Read the news or a book
- Do a crossword or Sudoku
- Research something you’ve always wondered about
- Learn a new skill
Resources for Learn:
- Word of the Day - Learn a new word each day
- BBC In Our Time - Online resource that offers free downloadable radio programmes covering a variety of topics
- Learn Podcast - Hosted by Mental Health UK
HAE EHA Mental Health Training
HAE EHA believes it is just as important to have employees trained in Mental Health as it is for standard first aid. An overview of HAE EHA’s Mental Health training courses is below.
HAE EHA MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS - eLearning Programme
This online programme offers guidance on mental health issues employers have been facing during the Covid-19 crisis. This course is useful for those managing employees working remotely or on furlough. Click here for more information.
LEVEL 1 AWARD IN AWARENESS OF FIRST AID FOR MENTAL HEALTH
This ½-Day course is aimed at providing learners with the knowledge to identify suspected mental health conditions and the skills to start a conversation and be able to signpost the person towards professional help.
LEVEL 2 AWARD IN FIRST AID FOR MENTAL HEALTH
This 1-Day course covers the content of the Level 1 course but also expands on the effects of drugs and alcohol, incorporates the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan and covers ways in which a positive mental health culture can be supported within a workplace.
LEVEL 3 AWARD IN SUPERVISING FIRST AID FOR MENTAL HEALTH
This 2-Day course goes into detail on a wide range of mental health conditions and the support and help provided by healthcare professionals. It covers the content of both the Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications but is aimed at Trainer/Assessors and/or supervisor level within the workplace.
To find out more about our Mental Health First Aid programmes and to book a course click here.