1. What is mental illness?
2. Who is a Mental Health First Aider?
3. What does a MHFAider in practice?
4. Why do you think mental health in the workplace is important?
5. Why did you decide to become a Mental Health First Aider?
As a staff representative I am regularly in contact with colleagues suffering from stressful situations which might have consequences on their mental health. Most of the time I can offer support and advice. At times, the intervention of specialised services (Medical service, psychosocial service, psychologists, psychiatrists) is needed and I re-direct the persons towards these services. I have of a number of tools at my disposal thanks to my previous training experiences (coaching, including systemic coaching, neuro-linguistic programming knowledge of the Staff Regulations and its implementing decisions). To become a Mental Health First Aider was an opportunity for me to develop further my skills in support of staff.