It’s hard to put a number on how many people and organisations we’ve trained and helped to stay safe at work since our formation, but since implementing a new Customer-Relationship Management system at the start of 2015, we have worked with at least 1,500 separate entities.
Some of this number will be individuals, but the majority is businesses who have sent numerous candidates to us for training, meaning the actual number of individual recipients will be far, far greater. We’ve been roughly doubling in size and scope year-on-year – and this growth shows no sign of stopping, as we look to expand our training and consultancy provision further across and outside of the UK.
An important new branch of our work and one which we are particularly passionate about is concerned with work place mental health. As of 2019, we are accredited through training and campaigning organisation Mental Health First Aid England. An area that has historically been shrouded with stigma and all but ignored in many industries, mental health is finally starting to be given the weight it deserves and is now thankfully recognised as being just as crucial as physical wellbeing.
The evidence-based MHFTA course we now offer aims to empower individuals in the work place, as well as wider communities, to understand the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and how best to support themselves and those around them in recovery.