What is a Mental Health First Aider?
The role of a Mental Health First Aider in the workplace is to be a point of contact for any employee who is experiencing a mental health issue, or emotional distress.
It’s important to note that Mental Health First Aiders are not therapists or psychiatrists, but they can offer support through non-judgemental listening and guidance. First Aiders may also be able to provide signposting advice – though it’s also worth noting that most if not all such resources should be findable via this website.
Mental Health First Aiders will listen to you without judgement, and with compassion. They will help you to find the next step in accessing help, and will support you to take that step – they understand that this can often be difficult.
As well as the role description above, you can also click the button below to learn more about all three tiers of our mental health first aid training, and how MHFA’s fit into this.