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become a Mental Health First Aider in your workplace
1 in 6 people aged 16+ had experienced symptoms of a common mental health problem, such as depression or anxiety, in the past week.
Around 46,000 people (7.2% of the 16-74 population) are estimated to suffer from mixed anxiety and depressive disorders in Staffordshire.
Around 12% of Staffordshire adults aged 18-64 are estimated to have a common mental health disorder.
More people in Staffordshire are on depression registers than the national average.
MHFA England: The role of the Mental Health First Aider
Mental Health First Aiders are trained to:
Spot the early signs and symptoms of mental ill health
- Start a supportive conversation with a colleague who may be experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress
- Listen to the person non-judgementally
- Assess the risk of suicide or self-harm
- Encourage the person to access appropriate professional support or self-help strategies.
- Escalate to the appropriate emergency services, if necessary
- Maintain confidentiality as appropriate