We're training 100 people at phs Group in mental health awareness

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We're delivering mental health awareness training to 100 employees at UK’s healthcare and washroom specialists, phs Group.

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we have been delivering our Live Virtual Mental Health Awareness training to employees who will learn a wide range of mental health topics including triggers to poor mental health, signs and symptoms of conditions such as depression, anxiety, stress, stigma and attitudes, suicide, as well as advice on how to stay mentally healthy, giving participants an overall awareness of mental health.

According to the Mental Health Foundation, there are still millions of people across the UK struggling with the stress of the pandemic and meaningful action must be taken in spaces like workplaces to prevent mental health problems from increasing as people start to return to the office.*

“With more people now having the confidence to come forward to their employer and discuss their mental health, we believe it’s important organisations are fully equipped to support them.

We’re delighted to be working with phs Group, helping them empower their employees with the tools they need to further their commitment to mental health in the workplace."

St John Ambulance Cymru, Operations Manager, Philip Kinsella

“This is one of a number of initiatives we’re taking to support the mental health and wellbeing of our colleagues. The last year has been a challenging one for many reasons, but any of us  can experience mental ill health at any time, pandemic or not.

We want our managers to be in the best possible position to support our colleagues and believe our partnership with St John Ambulance Cymru will help us to do that even more effectively."

Group HR director at phs, Mike Winstone

We've trained over 1,500 people in mental health awareness at organisations across Wales since 2018 and will continue to work alongside phs Group delivering training to employees throughout 2021.

Live Virtual Mental Health Awareness launched in early 2021 and is delivered via Zoom by a qualified Mental Health First Aid trainer. The course was created to help people access mental health training during the coronavirus pandemic and runs alongside the charity’s established two-day Mental Health First Aid, delivered in a COVID-safe environment at training centres across Wales.

More information about our workplace training can be found here: sjacymru.org.uk/training

More information about phs Group and their services in the UK can be found at www.phs.co.uk

Published May 14th 2021

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