Mental Health Support in Schools and Workplaces

Yesterday Prime Minister Theresa May said "For too long mental illness has been something of a hidden injustice in our country, shrouded in a completely unacceptable stigma and dangerously disregarded as a secondary issue to physical health. Yet if left unaddressed, it destroys lives, it separates people from each other and deepens the divisions within our society. Changing this goes right to the heart of our humanity; to the heart of the kind of country we are, the values we share, the attitudes we hold and our determination to come together and support each other".

The Prime Minister went on to talk about how she wants to employ the power of government to transform the way we deal with mental health problems across society. In particular Theresa May highlighted support for young people, the workplace and community based care such as crisis cafes and community clinics.

Bath Mind is delighted that every secondary school in the country is to be offered mental health first aid training. Bath Mind has sucessfully delivered this training for a number of years and there are over 1000 Mental Health First Aiders in Bath & North East Somerset  as a result.

The Prime Minister wants to see a new parnership with employers to improve mental health support in the workplace. The Prime Minister has appointed Lord Dennis Stevenson and Mind's Paul Farmer to drive work with business and the public sector to support mental health in the workplace.

Locally Bath Mind's training team offer a number of workshops to assist with employees wellbeing and mental health.

Mental health is everyone's busineess and to take action now find out more about what's on offer for your school or workplace by contacting Ailsa Eaglestone  tel 01225 316330 or Hannah Roper tel 01225464656


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