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Suicide Awareness On The Agenda During Free Online Wellbeing Session

Attendees at a free online wellbeing session are set to find out more about suicide awareness.

The session on Thursday 24th September (10am to 11am) is part of a series of e-clinics being hosted by Paycare Wellbeing as part of their mission to educate employers and employees about aspects of mental health.

Within the hour, participants will get an overview of current research statistics, suicide risk factors, and how to develop the skills needed to talk to someone experiencing suicidal thoughts. Opportunities for further training will also be shared.

It will be led by Mental Health First Aid qualified trainer Kerry Mitchell, Wellbeing Manager at Paycare Wellbeing. Mental Health England, who accredit the MHFA qualifications, is an organisation which helps thousands of people across the UK to support others with having the right conversations around mental health, every year.

Kerry said: “The health and wellbeing of employees has always been of paramount importance to Paycare and the heart of our business is in our people, our community and our customers – and with one in four people experiencing a mental health problem in any given year, let alone mid-pandemic, many companies will find themselves impacted either directly or indirectly by the pressures of 2020.

“With businesses starting to adapt to new ways of working, returning tentatively to offices left untouched for months, it’s more important than ever for managers to have plans in place to support their teams, especially given the long-term impact we anticipate the pandemic is going to have.

“Our free sessions are designed to give companies lots of information, best practice sharing and an interactive element to engage with our expertise about a specific topic in an hour. With a range of Mental Health Training courses available for companies who wish to delve further into wellbeing strategies and invest in employee wellbeing.”

In addition to the webinars, Paycare Wellbeing is also extending its online offering – to complement its pre-pandemic face-to-face mental health training programme – to include a two-day virtual accredited MHFA course.

For more information about the E-clinics, and Paycare Wellbeing’s mental health training, email wellbeing@paycare.org.

Since 1874, Paycare (formerly known as Patient’s Aid Association) has worked to help individuals, families, businesses, and their employees access a variety of preventative and reactive healthcare services which protect their financial, physical and mental health and wellbeing. Its dedicated mental health service — Paycare Wellbeing — launched in 2019 and provides qualified and confidential training to Corporate Groups including Managers, CEOs and HR teams.

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