This video explores Vicky’s story. She first took up her role at Dartmoor Search and Rescue (Plymouth) as part of her recovery from biploar disorder. Talking about her mental health problems helped fellow team members open up about their own personal struggles.
Three of her team have now trained as mental health first aidersBeing a Mental Health First Aider: your guide to the rolePDF
00A workplace Mental Health First Aider can play a key part in supporting colleagues. This document is for new Mental Health First Aiders and outlines what to expect from this role.Free
By: Mental Health First Aid EnglandView resource, so they are able to help their colleagues if they start to struggle. They also use wellness action plans (WAPs)Guides to Wellness Action PlansWeb page
31Wellness Action Plans are an easy way to help support your own mental health at work and that of your team members. Mind has guidance and templates to get you started, for both employees and line managers.FreeSign up to receive by e-mail
By: MindView resource to ensure managers can look out for their staff.
This one-off training session in January 2020 will cover mental health awareness and the hallmarks of good wellbeing in the workplace, giving practical advice and tools which can be implemented in your work environment.
Every conversation a manager has with a colleague who may be experiencing mental ill health will be different. This PDF guide from Acas has tips for managers to think about when approaching such a conversation.
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