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The Important of Mental Health First Aid

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Being A healthcare professionals, the importance of mental health awareness is those who are working in caring roles. There are many benefits of mental health first aid such as raising awareness of mental illnesses, encouraging early intervention to aid recovery, boosting confidence when dealing with mental illnesses, and reducing the stigma around mental health issues.

There are 4 main components of Mental Health First Aid

  • Sense of Safety
  • No Judgement
  • Creating Connections
  • Reassurance

Mental health is how an individual thinks or feels. An individual can have good mental health but also mental health difficulties from time to time. This can be described as feeling burned out, stressed, or overwhelmed. There are a variety of ways an individual could describe how they feel, the various types of mental health conditions for example depression, anxiety, disorders such as eating, and many others.

Secure Healthcare Solutions believes that mental health is just as important as physical health. The duty of care towards staff under the health and safety at work act (1974). If we are experiencing low or poor mental health, it could affect our ability and productivity or our individual performance. As healthcare providers, we understand the importance of mental health as we provide service of care to children and adults who require support with mental health such as autism and Learning difficulties at a high level. A positive workplace culture can boost staff productivity and performance. A positive workplace and culture can help your field care staff and your office staff thus facilitating appropriate and safe levels of staffing.

Mental Health

There are a few things you could do to help support mental health:

  • Learn the sign and symptoms
  • Checking in with individuals around you
  • Empathy

A Mental Health First Aider is not someone who can diagnose or offers professional help, they learn and understand the signs and symptoms just to be able to offer support. Listening and showing empathy to individuals. Here are Secure Healthcare Solutions our Mental Health Support workers do the exact same thing when providing care to our Mental Health clients, this helps them succeed when they are on shift.

It is not mandatory to have a Mental Health First Aider but to have a thorough understanding of the needs of someone who suffers from Mental Health issues. The key to helping individuals who suffer from mental health issues is to understand them so you can be there to support them and be their mentor for them whether that’s if you are working with children or adults with Secure Healthcare.

If you are looking for Mental Health Support worker roles get in contact with Secure Healthcare Solutions today!


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