Mental Health Awareness Training for Employees
Jenks & Cattell Engineering are committed to continuously improving the welfare of all our employees, which includes their mental health and this month four of our employees have completed an Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (RQF) course which is Ofqual regulated.
Statistics show that each year approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health condition, and one of the biggest causes is stress which can stop people performing at their best. Jenks & Cattell Engineering Ltd in the West Midlands employ 100 people which statistically means 25 of our valued employees could be affected by mental health, and we can put supportive measures in place to reduce this impact in our workplace.
Tracy Richards, David Marriott, Martin Davies and Mike Butterfield completed the 4-hour FAA Level 1 qualification in order to recognise a range of mental health conditions, how to start a supportive conversation, how to manage stress levels in the workplace and learned to encourage a person to seek appropriate professional help. We are aware of mental health conditions often being hidden due to stigma which can be costly to employers which we hope to prevent it to our best ability.
2021 has seen an increase in mental health issues due to factors including COVID influences including lockdown, furlough and financial impacts. If you would like direct advise on how to support someone with a mental health issue, please contact the Mental Health Foundation: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/supporting-someone-mental-health-problem