Lunch and Learn with Lindsay – Issue 48: Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

This message is being emailed to everyone who we have had the pleasure to work with or who has expressed an interest in our offerings.  This is a “takeover” of my weekly #LunchNLearnWithLindsay mailout (which you can sign up to here if you want to continue receiving every Monday lunchtime).

Over the last 5 weeks in my #LunchNLearnWithLindsay messages I’ve been sharing 10 things to be grateful for as a 21st century PA.  I’m putting this series on pause this week because I wanted to share some news with you.  

Our new Associate Trainer for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training, Alice Scutchey, posted a fantastic LinkedIn message last week which you can read here.

Watford MP Dean Russell is another step closer to getting his Parliamentary Bill passed to make MHFA Training compulsory in the workplace.  He is quoted as saying “if loneliness were a disease, would we not be attempting to find a cure?” and “if suicide were a virus, would we not be looking for a vaccine?”.  

It has taken a global pandemic to highlight the fragility of the nation’s mental health and to shine a spotlight on the need for more understanding and support. 

Here at Your Excellency we believe mental health is as important as physical health and needs to be placed at the forefront of employee wellbeing. We agree with Russell that as a nation we “can change the future”.

Alice has places available on the MHFA Training in April on 11th & 18th (these are weekends) and in May on 13th & 20th (weekdays).

You can read more here and contact Alice direct on to book or enquire for further details. 

Let’s all do our bit to “change the future” and to support our own and others mental health.  


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