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Emergency First Response Mental Health Awareness Distinctive course


Mental health in the workplace is a growing concern, and the spotlight is on employers to evaluate the need, and provide adequate provision, for the mental wellbeing of their staff. This may include training staff in the awareness of mental health issues, and how to recognise signs and symptoms, and provide support to someone who may be experiencing mental health issues.

Emergency First Response has developed a half-day Mental Health Awareness (MHA) Distinctive course. The course launched on Tuesday 26 November, when 20 EFR Instructors completed the prerequisite training needed to apply for this EFR Instructor credential.

Becoming an EFR MHA Instructor is a fantastic new business opportunity. The course takes half a day, so can easily be bundled with other EFR courses. Many corporations and institutions want their staff to have an awareness of the issues around mental health, and the EFR MHA Distinctive introduces both management and employees to mental health issues, how to be aware of them and ways in which to provide support.

You are invited to register for the next Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) programme, conducted by Richard Castle of MHFA England, at the end of which you will be authorised to conduct the EFR Mental Health Awareness (MHA) Distinctive course.

Registrations for the two-day Adult MHFA course are strictly on a first-come, first-served basis, and spaces are limited to 20, so early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment.

To register for the next course, please download and complete the Registration Form and return it to Instructor Development at PADI EMEA.

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Scuba Diver's Editor-in-Chief Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. 30-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.

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