UK employees qualify as mental health first aiders

Transmec’s firm focus on mental health has led to UK employees gaining formal qualifications.

Four employees from branches in London, Redditch and Bradford have obtained the Level 3 Award in Mental Health: Workplace First Aider

Designed and delivered by St John Ambulance, all attended a two-day course to equip them with the knowledge to identify those who require mental health support and the confidence to offer assistance when required.

Matt Hayes, who is based in Redditch, is one of those to become a mental health first aider (MHFA).

The MHFA role in the workplace is such an important thing and when I was approached to take on the role, I was more than happy to do it,” he said.

It shows Transmec as a business takes mental health awareness seriously and conveys the message to Transmec staff that support is always available.”

Others to qualify are Liz Hood and Thandi Ncube from London Gateway, and Nicola Williams at the Bradford branch.

It's important for people to know that there is support there for them in the workplace and here in Redditch, we have posters on all the notice boards regarding mental health, along with my photo and contact details,” added Matt, who is import supervisor at the branch.

People can then approach me at any time, in confidence if they wish to. I also take the time just to speak with people in passing to see how they are, as sometimes just a friendly chat can help put people at ease.

 “I have already used my skills from the training I received to provide support and knowing that I have been able to help is what makes the MHFA role so worthwhile.”

The mental health first aiders embody the company’s commitment to creating a supportive and inclusive work environment. Their new skills are seen as a valuable asset in tackling mental health challenges in the workplace and providing effective support to colleagues in times of difficulty.

Sostenere la salute mentale dipendenti Transmec UK si qualificano come primi soccorritori