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BUILD Mag June 2023

A free resource for small business owners. Includes business tips and ideas, lifestyle content, small business features, quick lunch ideas and more

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Similar to physical first aid, Mental Health

First Aid aims to provide immediate

assistance, promote understanding, and

offer guidance until professional help can

be accessed. Mental Health First Aiders are

compassionate individuals from diverse

backgrounds within the organisation who

have volunteered their time to be a trusted

resource for their colleagues.

BENEFITS OF MENTAL HEALTH FIRST

AIDERS

Having Mental Health First Aiders within

your organisation brings numerous

benefits to employees and the overall

workplace culture.

Early intervention and support:

Mental Health First Aiders can recognize

the signs and symptoms of mental health

issues early on, enabling them to offer

timely support and intervention. This can

prevent situations from escalating and help

individuals access the resources they need.

Reduced stigma:

By openly discussing mental health and

offering support, Mental Health First Aiders

play a crucial role in reducing the stigma

often associated with mental health

challenges. Their presence helps create an

environment where individuals feel

comfortable seeking help without fear of

judgment.

Increased awareness and education:

Mental Health First Aiders help raise

awareness about mental health and

provide education on various topics, such

as stress management, resilience

building, and self-care. This knowledge

can empower individuals to take

proactive steps towards maintaining their

mental well-being.

Improved employee well-being:

By having accessible and trained

individuals to turn to in times of need,

employees feel supported and valued.

This support network contributes to

overall well-being, job satisfaction, and

increased morale within the workplace.

Let's Prioritize Mental Health Together

Remember, mental health is a journey,

and we are all in this together.

Vana na siku lerinene,

Kulani Shiluvane

B U I L D I D E A S | 2 2

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