MHFA

Mental Health First Aid Training for Businesses

The mental health of employees is a growing concern and one of the leading causes of increased absenteeism, from 1 in 10 in 2016 to 1 in 5 in 2022 (Malakoff figures). The 11th barometer of the ‘Empreinte Humaine’ firm in March 2023 describes mental health as “very degraded,” with 44% of employees exposed to psychological distress.

Mental health is crucial for individual well-being, and companies play a vital role in promoting good mental health among their employees. This is why mental health first aid training is becoming increasingly important in the professional environment. This training program enables companies to have internal contacts to intervene with individuals suffering from mental health issues or in crisis. These contacts can be diverse: any employee, manager, executive, employee representative, member of the HR and risk prevention department.

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The Key Role of Companies in Promoting Employee Mental Health

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Program Objectives Mental Health First Aid (PSSM)

Our Mental Health First Aid (MHFA / PSSM) program in the workplace aims to train responders capable of detecting mental health issues, adopting appropriate behavior, providing information on available resources, and encouraging consultation with the appropriate professionals. Inspired by physical first aid training, this program integrates a different sense of urgency and often requires multiple interventions to listen, reassure, and guide the person concerned towards appropriate care.

Benefits of Training for Employees and the Company

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA / PSSM) training is an excellent way to provide employees with tools to manage their own mental health and help their colleagues. By investing in the mental health of their employees, companies contribute to creating a healthier and more prosperous society.

Mental health first aid training helps reduce the stigma associated with mental health disorders and promotes a more inclusive work environment. Trained employees can become mental health advocates, assisting their colleagues and promoting positive attitudes towards mental health.

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Educational Objectives and Training Content

The educational objectives of our Mental Health First Aid (MHFA / PSSM) training include:

  1. Acquire basic knowledge of mental health disorders.
  2. Understand different types of mental health crises.
  3. Develop interpersonal skills (listen without judgment, reassure, and provide appropriate information).
  4. Better cope with aggressive behaviors.

Practical Information on Training

The training is suitable for everyone aged 18 and above and lasts for 14 hours (2 consecutive days or not over a period of 15 days maximum, or 4 half-days over a period of one month maximum). 

It can be organized on-site or off-site, in-house, or as open enrollment.

The number of trainees per session: between 8 and 16 (maximum). It is eligible for funding through OPCOs and within the framework of continuing professional education.

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Contact and Information

To learn more about our Mental Health First Aid training program, contact us now at 06 66 92 91 50 or by email at christine.martin@humandeclic.fr.

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FAQ

Answers to your questions
about MHFA Training

What is Mental Health First Aid training?

 It is designed to give everyone the means to act wisely to help another person facing a mental health problem. The idea is that mental health is everyone’s business, and everyone, at their level, can act.

Who can take Mental Health First Aid training?

This training is open to any adult interested in mental health and willing to acquire skills to help others. Business leaders, managers, employees, HR managers, as well as teachers, social workers, health professionals, and anyone in regular contact with the public can find this training particularly useful.

What is the duration of Mental Health First Aid training (MHFA - PSSM)?

The duration of Mental Health First Aid training is 14 hours (in 2 consecutive days or not over a period of 15 days maximum, or over 4 half-days over a period of one month maximum).

What are the objectives of Mental Health First Aid training (MHFA - PSSM)?

The objectives of Mental Health First Aid training include acquiring basic knowledge of mental health disorders, understanding different types of mental health crises, developing mainly interpersonal skills, and better managing aggressive behaviors.

How can Mental Health First Aid training (PSSM) be beneficial for companies?

 Companies that invest in Mental Health First Aid training can benefit from reduced costs related to sick leave, improved productivity, strengthened employee engagement, and retention. This training also promotes a more inclusive work environment and reduces the stigma associated with mental health disorders.