Last month we introduced our Stay Well Ambassadors
- just one of the many ways that we’re supporting our colleagues’ wellbeing in the workplace. In addition to colleagues supporting our teams in this way we’re also proud of our nationwide squad of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) - colleagues throughout the business who support other colleagues if they need to discuss concerns regarding their mental health.
Similarly to how we train our Medical First Aiders, all Mental Health First Aiders have regular training to equip them with the knowledge and skills to be able to be a first line of colleague support for their mental health at a local level.
They are trained to listen without judgement, and provide help where and when needed. Colleagues are easily accessible, and are currently making sure colleagues across the business know who they are and how to get in touch with them.
Karen Horsley, Programme Manager in the Commercial department at Keyline, shares why she became a MHFA and what she hopes to achieve in her role.