We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. And just like our physical health, our mental health changes overtime.
Despite this, many of us don’t know how to take care of our mental health like we do our physical health. This means that people may not know how to support a friend, family member or colleague experiencing a mental health issue – or where to go for support with their own mental health.
This is where we come in. We are a company that has a strong desire to improve mental health and wellbeing. We aim to do this through educating people on mental health and teaching people how to recognise when they – and others – are starting to struggle and what they can do in that event.
Mental health is how we think, how we feel and how we behave. It is how we cope with life’s ups and downs. It influences not only our self-esteem, but also our confidence and our ability to cope with adversity and change.
Now, surplus to the normal daily stressors, the COVID-19 pandemic has stretched people’s ability to cope further.
Good mental health is having a sense of purpose, strong relationships and feeling connected to others. It is knowing who we are, how we cope with stress and how we can enjoy a fulfilling life.
Mental health issues are a normal part of our lives. In any one year, one in four of us will experience a diagnosable mental health issue.
Mental illness is a condition that affects a person’s thinking, emotions and behaviour and can disrupt their ability to engage with others and continue with their normal lives.
Now, let’s talk about Stress. Stress is actually a normal reaction to positive or negative situations in your life, such as a new job or the death of a loved one. Stress itself isn’t abnormal or bad. What’s important is how you deal with stress.
When presented with a ‘stressor’, the release of stress hormones puts us into ‘fight-or-flight’. This is a completely natural response and is helpful for dealing with threats; years ago, our ancestors might have found it very useful when escaping as pack of wolves or, in extreme circumstances, fighting the odd cave bear. Nowadays, in absence of wolves and bears, it can be very useful in motivating us to solve everyday problems. However, if these everyday problems – or stressors – don’t go away, we can find ourselves in constant state of stress.
Often, this phenomenon is termed chronic – or long-term – stress, and it can have far-reaching consequences in those who experience it.
If your worry persists even in the absence of as stressor, this is called anxiety. It’s likely that we will all experience anxiety at some time or another. However, feelings of anxiety vary in severity from feeling mildly uneasy through to a terrifying panic attack.
Our team will support your journey to improve health and wellbeing and reduce the impact that mental ill health has on your business or day to day life. Promoting positive mental health is incredibly beneficial; people with good mental health are more likely to perform well, have good attendance level and be engaged in their work.
Our trainers have many years of experience of working with people with mental ill health, which means our courses are delivered with understanding and compassion.
We provide training in a safe, inclusive learning environment and every Mental Health First Aid course is delivered by a qualified instructor that is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.
We understand how many people are struggling at the moment and we want to offer help and support so that you can help your friends, family members and work colleagues.
I look forward to hearing from you.