We had struggled to find a Mental Health First Aid course in the Highlands and took the decision to host an course ourselves opening up places to the local community and businesses. Organisations generally have first aiders trained to deal with physical issues but don’t always consider how to support mental health issues that can affect our work colleagues, friends and family.
Our aim was to increase awareness of Mental Health and the number of Mental Health First Aiders who can provide first line assistance. The SMHFA course delivered by Gwen Robertson provides great insight, new skills and confidence to deal with sensitive situations and queries. We are also pleased that other companies have now been in contact with a view to offering courses in the future.
Orion Group HR Manager