How to implement an effective MHFA strategy in your organisation?

How to implement an effective MHFA strategy in your organisation?

If you are an organisation searching for Bristol mental health first aid training, you must give this article a read.


A recent Labour Force Survey (LFS) showed that in 2018/2019 12.8 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety. The Mental Health at Work Report 2018 produced by the Business in the Community revealed that 1 in 3 UK workers has been formally diagnosed with a mental health condition at some point in their lifetime.

The rate of stress, depression or anxiety caused mainly by tight deadlines, workload pressure, and a lack of managerial support has increased in the last couple of years and that’s why more and more businesses nowadays are starting to provide a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA England) training to their employees.

A healthy workplace is not only about valuing the physical health of your staff, but also their mental health. Having a MHFA training delivered as part of a strategic wellbeing plan provides your employees with the instruments they need to support their own mental health and that of their colleagues. The healthier your employees are, the bigger growth your organisation will register.


Here are the steps you need to follow to implement an effective and impactful Mental Health First Aid training strategy:


  • Analyse where your organisation is now from a mental health point of view
  • Evaluate the support you are currently providing
  • Generate a mental health policy and role document
  • Recruit and train your Mental Health First Aiders or use a Bristol mental health services provider that can provide the needed training and support to your staff
  • Promote the Mental Health First Aid within the organisation.

Contact us now for more information on Bristol mental health first aid on 0117 986 2194 or at [email protected].