Mental Health First Aiders Offer Support to GP Care Staff
GP Care has appointed three of its staff as Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA). The role of a MHFA in the workplace is to be a point of contact for an employee who is experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress.
Sema, Katie and Jackie completed their MHFA training last summer and can use their skills to support colleagues struggling with their mental health to access appropriate help.
Since the new year all GP Care employees have completed training in Mental Health Awareness, Wellbeing and Mindfulness via the e-Learning for Healthcare portal. “Temperature checks,” when employees share their personal weather conditions at the start of internal meetings, have also been implemented to encourage empathy and build closer relationships while remote working is the norm.
This month, our Mental Health First Aiders are running open house sessions for any employees who would like to have an informal chat but they can offer support and advice at any time.
A list of UK mental health charities can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/