What is 'First Aid for Mental Health Issues'?

Mental health issues have a significant impact on an organisation. They disrupt the psychological well-being of the employees, they reduce productivity, and they can lead to absenteeism. Yet, only 1 in 3 companies provides the necessary help. Our expert, Bart Vriesacker, explains how you can provide maximum support to your employees with 'First Aid for Mental Health Issues':

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The benefits of FAMH

  • Helps prevent absenteeism through timely detection
  • ROI: investment easily pays for itself because of reduced absenteeism
  • Support given to supervisors and hr managers through hands-on training
  • Structured approach: everyone in the company knows their role (procedures)
  • Employer branding: employees appreciate the attention given to their (mental) well-being

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The do’s and don’ts
of a confidential chat

Learn to recognise psychosocial risks early on and learn to initiate dialogue or to refer employees to professional help in order to prevent absenteeism.

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for practical procedures

No organisation is immune to psychosocial problems. A structural, preventive approach establishes procedures which make sure everyone knows what can or should be done in case of emergency.

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Take the 'First Aid for Mental Health Issues' training course:

In one day, learn how you, as an HR staff member, a supervisor or a member of the management team, can detect mental health issues at an early stage.

The training is preceded by a short online introductory session. This introductory session is used to asses the knowledge and requirements of the participants.
During the training session itself, an expert will explain the causes and symptoms of specific psychological problems. The importance of procedures in laying down preventive scenarios and assigning responsibilities is also discussed. This is followed by practice: through simulations and role play situations, participants discover how to react appropriately.

After the training, we will consolidate the participants’ knowledge during two short online follow-up sessions.

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“This excellent workshop – one of the better ones I’ve ever attended – is a must for executives and confidential advisors. Also all the participants I spoke to afterwards were very satisfied. Worth repeating!”

Bart Vanwonterghem – Prevention Advisor Province of Limburg

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