Workplace Mental Health Training
With Bill Ford of WMH Training in association with The Light House Club.
On 28.10.21 16 Weltec employees participated in Workplace Mental Health Training with Bill Ford which was organized through The Light House Club of whom Weltec are a proud supporter. Participants ranged from managers, foremen, supervisors, and engineers all who are responsible for managing people as part of their daily role.
What we learned
The course taught us all how to assist a co-worker who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Participants learn a framework for communications, how to offer and provide initial help and how to guide a person towards appropriate professional help, and other supports, in an understanding and empathetic way.
Why we participated
Understanding mental health forms part of a pragmatic approach to an organisations wellness programme, contributing to a culture of wellness within the workplace community and the broader community of family and friends.
Mental health problems are a significant cause of absenteeism and presenteeism. An employee’s experience of mental health problems can impact their concentration, memory, decision making and motivation.
Early interventions, such as MHFA, can help staff feel valued and supported by their employer. Furthermore, MHFA can help create more positive and trusting relationships between managers and employees.
The Trainer-Bill Ford
I thought Bill was a fantastic trainer and delivered the material brilliantly. He uses his personal experiences and understanding of mental health in a practical and understandable manner. Bill was engaging and theoretical learnings are used practically, to give a good understanding of what is required.
Weltec would highly recommend Bill to conduct this training course. We would like to thank Bill Ford so much on the delivery of a course on a subject matter which, by its nature can be hard to deal with.