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    Can Your Business Afford To Ignore Mental Health In The Workplace?

    • Mental health issues now affect 1 in 6 UK workers.
    • 91 million workdays are lost in the UK due to symptoms of mental health problems.
    • The cost to employers is approx. £34.9 billion each year.
    • This equals £1,300 for every employee in the UK workforce.
    • The Department of Work and Pensions estimates that around 300,000 people with a long-term mental health problem will lose their jobs each year.

    Looking at
    these statistics, there are two questions that every employer
    in this country should currently be asking themselves: How can I best support
    my employees to proactively minimise the impact of mental ill health on their
    work and life AND can my business really afford not to support my employees
    with wellbeing strategies? Accelerator Solutions, the award-winning training
    provider, believes companies simply cannot afford to ignore the
    increasingly significant issue of mental health. Not only from a
    productivity/profitability point of view, but best practice employers also have
    a duty to act as pioneers in helping to bridge the gap between how people think
    and how they act regarding mental health issues in the workplace.

    In
    response to these concerns, Accelerator has translated its extensive experience
    in providing professional workplace training into the field of mental health.
    As a licensee for Mental Health for England, they are now able to offer an
    accredited two-day Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) certified training
    course for groups and individuals. This certified training is a mix of
    presentation, activity and group work based around the MHFA action plan. It is
    delivered by one of the leaders in this field, Nina Maan, who is a
    multi-award-winning Trainer and licensed Mental Health Instructor.

    Henry
    Hopkins, Managing Director of Accelerator Solutions Ltd comments: “UK employers
    are gradually waking up to the fact that mental health problems in the
    workplace are a significant issue. They are now realising that they have an
    important role to play in supporting employees to make mental health first aid
    as equally important as physical first aid in the workplace.”

    Henry
    continues: “Our aim here at Accelerator is to make Mental Health First Aid
    training accessible to companies of all sizes. By investing in these courses,
    employers will assist their staff with being able to identify, understand and
    help a colleague who may be experiencing a mental health crisis – this empathic
    action may even be able to help to prevent the crisis altogether. And of
    course, providing MHFA training will also have significant business benefits in
    terms of decreasing the impact of mental health issues on factors such as
    productivity and profitability”.

    The next two-day MHFA ‘open course’ that
    Accelerator Solutions is offering takes place in London on the 25th and 26th
    June,
    led
    by Nina Maan. Places are booking fast – full details of the course content and
    how to book can be found by clicking here.
     

    Accelerator
    also offers in-house MHFA training courses for larger groups from the same
    organisation and can be contacted at: https://www.acceleratorsolutions.com/mental-health-first-aid.php