Mental health first aid

Understanding the spectrum of mental health support needs at work

The last two years have taken their toll on almost all of us. From the isolation of Covid-19 lockdowns to the current cost of living crisis and war in Ukraine, everyone’s mental wellbeing will have...

Surprising changes to benefits packages due to Covid pandemic

Employers are experimenting with the type of benefits on offer post-pandemic, moving away from focusing only on flexible working or mental health.

Pandemic highlights North/South divide in mental health

More people in the south of England have said their mental health has worsened since the start of the pandemic (46%) than those in the North (39%), however Southerners are more likely to take time off...

HR can help mitigate the 'January blues'

The usual post-Christmas drop in happiness may be exacerbated by Omicron – but HR can help provide a light at the end of the tunnel.

12 months of 2021: March

It was another year of turbulence for people professionals. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown reviews what made the headlines in 2021.

Employees encouraged to adopt mindfulness practices to improve wellbeing

A simple movement-based programme which encourages mindfulness while exercising has been shown to drastically increase workers’ mental wellbeing compared with exercising alone.

St John Ambulance calls on employers to step up mental health support for workers

St John Ambulance is calling on employers to respond to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on workers’ mental health as it launches courses in how to talk about it with employees.

Is compulsory mental health first aid training at work the right move?  

Yesterday (23 March) Dean Russell, MP for Watford, introduced a Parliamentary Bill to make mental health first-aid (MHFA) a compulsory part of every UK workplace's first-aid training.

Mental health first aiders in the workplace - are they effective?

?The spotlight has been turned on mental wellbeing recently, not least through a world that is working in lockdown. Prior to the coronavirus crisis, many workplaces had begun taking the connect more...

Mental health first aid can have negative impacts

While mental health first aid (MHFA) can bring many benefits to the workplace, some firms could risk employee wellbeing if it is not implemented properly

Less than a fifth of employers taking action on mental health

As MPs debate mental health first aid in parliament, new research reveals that companies aren’t doing enough to tackle employee stress and mental wellbeing

Employees on mental health first aid courses to double

?The number sent on mental health first aid courses is set to double as more bosses realise the scale of worker stress and depression, according to St John Ambulance