Discover why Nationwide harnessed Mental Health Foundations Training to upskill its staff, and how you can do the same.
Did you know: simply learning about mental health can improve mental wellbeing? It means the phrase ‘Knowledge is power’ is, officially-speaking, backed by science.
Add to this the stat that 1 in 6 UK workers experience mental ill-health in any given week. And the obvious fact we all have mental health, just like we do physical health. Surely then, you'd think a high-quality mental health learning scheme – that arms staff with the insight they need to help themselves, as well as their workmates – represents a slam-dunk investment?
And you’d be right.
There are various well-meaning training courses around today, with most providing a basic understanding of mental health. But they can also come complete with pitfalls. Like being accidentally elitist (due to cost, which sees only senior staff attend). Or a little unethical (as those who do complete training risk being saddled with expectation to dispense wellbeing wisdom, despite not being trained therapists).
Another way does exist, however. It’s bite-sized, low (sometimes no) cost, and accessible to everyone. Best of all, it’s based on leading science – which means it's evidence-based – yet doesn’t place too much pressure on any one person.
Introducing: Mental Health Foundations Training
In our new handbook, Mental Health Foundations Training: What it is, why it’s needed, and how it can empower your colleagues, you’ll find out:
- What Mental Health Foundations Training (MHFT) is, and the six core topics that make up the programme.
- How MHFT solves common issues around flexibility, scalability, accessibility, ethics, and cost.
- How this all works in practice – through the eyes of the world’s biggest building society: Nationwide.
- The stats that show MHFT’s impact on staff.
Click the button below to download the guide, and take a big first step towards unlocking the knowledge – and power – that will boost the mental health of your colleagues, and company, alike.
For further guidance
To find out more about launching a proactive and preventative workplace mental health strategy with Unmind, get in touch following this link.