Free Mental Health First Aid training offered to employers as part of new study

Posted 26.11.2019

A ground-breaking new study evaluating the impact of mental health first aid interventions in the workplace by Centre for Mental Health and London South Bank University is seeking employers to get free training.

Starting in January 2020, the EMPOWER research project, which has been commissioned by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England, will be carried out over three years. It is the first academic study of its kind in the UK to explore the benefits to employees of mental health first aid intervention dispensed in the workplace by a trained Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider).

The research will take the form of a randomised controlled trial, comparing businesses undergoing the Adult MHFA Two Day training courses to companies not using the scheme. The study aims to shed light on employee experiences of providing and receiving mental health first aid and explore the effectiveness of the training programme, its economic impact and wider impact on organisational culture.

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