FRFA provides free mental health first aid taster sessions for professionals

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Free online sessions to boost mental health awareness

First Response First Aid (FRFA) Ltd is inviting businesses and their employees to participate in a mental health first aid taster session.

The aim is to improve the recognition of mental health issues and promote wellbeing.

The online sessions, scheduled for 21st June 2024, will be provided free of charge.

These sessions are designed to empower professionals across all industries, including healthcare and childcare, by enhancing mental health awareness and fostering healthier, more supportive workplaces.

Session details and objectives

The hour-long taster sessions, usually valued at £79 per person, will offer participants an introduction to the essential skills and knowledge needed to support mental health effectively.

They will also introduce the vital topics and techniques covered in FRFA’s accredited mental health training courses.

Participants can choose from two informative sessions.

The Adult Mental Health First Aid session provides insights into recognising and responding to mental health challenges in adults.

This session is scheduled for Friday 21 June 2024 from 12:30 – 1:30pm.

There is also the Youth Mental Health First Aid session, which is tailored for childcare professionals and introduces valuable skills to support young individuals’ mental wellbeing.

This session will be held on Friday 21 June 2024 from 2:00 – 3:00pm.

Importance of mental health awareness

Ben Buxton, Head of Business Development at FRFA, expressed enthusiasm for the initiative: “We are excited to offer these enriching taster sessions to professionals seeking to enhance their understanding of mental health.”

He added: “This is a unique opportunity to explore the transformative impact of mental health first aid in diverse workplace settings.”

Supporting mental health in the workplace

These sessions aim to equip participants with the knowledge to recognise mental health issues and provide appropriate support.

By participating, businesses can take a proactive approach to mental health, potentially reducing stigma and creating a more inclusive and supportive environment.

The initiative underscores the importance of mental health awareness in the workplace and highlights FRFA’s commitment to promoting mental wellbeing through education and training.

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