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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England Line Managers’ Resource


This resource is regarded as highly valuable by line managers across private, public and third-sector organisations to help them create healthier workplaces.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England have published a thorough and practical resource for line managers in recognition that the relationship between line manager and employee is key to wellbeing at work. This 56-page resource covers a breadth of information, including:

  1. The relationship between work and mental health
  2. Promoting wellbeing
  3. Recruitment and promotion
  4. Identifying the early warning signs and talking at an early stage
  5. Keeping in touch during sickness absence
  6. Returning to work and reasonable adjustments

Throughout this structured and accessible guide, there are practical tools, tips, definitions and key facts to aid your understanding. At the end, there is also a list of sources of further support and information.

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The Line Managers' Resource is critical to us. I use it both with managers and with people who are managed - it’s a really clear guide to say “how might things work for me in relation to my mental health?”

Alison Garbutt

Head of Strategic Projects,

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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England provides a range of training to empower people to care for themselves and others.

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