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Mindful Mondays

Signal 1's Mindful Mondays with Acacia Training;
Look after your colleagues;
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