In July 2022 I attended and completed a 2 day Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England training programme and learnt some important things about mental health at work.
Why did I attend the programme?
1. Because as a leader of others, I want and need to understand the mental health illnesses that my workplace colleagues and team members may be experiencing
2. Because as a friend and family member, I want and need to understand others and why some of the people I love the most may be behaving in the way I do not expect
3. Because, between us humans, I want and need to share the message that mental wellness is as important as our physical wellbeing, and we need to talk about mental health with courage and compassion
4. Because I, like you, experience mental health, too
Life can throw curve balls at us, when we least expect it.
We all have mental health.