"I now feel more able to identify potential mental health concerns and have the confidence to address them where necessary"
Having heard excellent feedback from colleagues who had attended the two-day MHFA course through Altruist, I decided to attend the online MHFA course, and I am so pleased that I did it. My personal motivation for attending the course stems from having a great interest in mental health, but a lack of knowledge around how to talk to people experiencing problems in their life. Our trainer, Tracy, was extremely knowledgeable so I now feel more able to identify potential mental health concerns and have the confidence to address them where necessary. Thank you. This programme is needed now more than ever.
"I have no doubt that those who attended will now be well equipped to deliver the Mental Health at Work course to our managers effectively"
We have had the pleasure of working with Altruist Enterprises over the past 12 months. The company has supported our implementation of Paragon’s employee mental health well-being commitment. This included the delivery of the Mental Health at Work Train - the trainer programme to colleagues in the HR and Learning and Development functions. All that attended the training found it to be engaging, interactive and extremely beneficial. Time with the Altruist trainers was invaluable as they were both happy to explore topics in detail and provide helpful insights. I have no doubt that those who attended will now be well equipped to deliver the Mental Health at Work course to our managers effectively.
"We’ve received one of the best feedback scores of any courses we have run at FCBStudios"
We have engaged Altruist Enterprises to deliver mental health awareness sessions with our employees, as well as a 2-day Mental Health First Aid session for a smaller group.
The training was engaging and valuable and we’ve received one of the best feedback scores of any courses we have run at FCBStudios in the last few years. The training also generated discussions and new initiatives internally.
"The course was expertly delivered in an informal and enjoyable nature and involved lots of time for discussion."
The full day managers mental health training was very insightful. Not only did we learn more about different mental health conditions but also how to identify signs and symptoms in colleagues. Additionally we discussed how we could bring up the conversation of mental health in colleagues and then also put this into practice and tested our listening skills. The course was expertly delivered in an informal and enjoyable nature and involved lots of time for discussion.
"The duration of the training was perfect. Being split over 4 mornings worked very well with everyone's busy day to day work and allowed us time to reflect on our learning."
I recently completed the online Mental Health First Aid training with Altruist Enterprises. The course was amazing, really informative and covered a huge amount over the course of the four sessions.
Following the course, I’m now more confident in talking about mental health and generally asking people if they are okay without worrying about the answer. We have a lot of contact with other people from customers to colleagues so I can use the tools every day in conversations with anyone.
I would 100% recommend this course to others. This is a societal step change. I have waited a long time for this to happen!