Pamela Corrin – Radiology Manager MHFA
Ramsay has embraced the adoption across our sites of this new role of Mental Health First Aider.
By the end of October 2020 over 60 volunteer members of Ramsay staff will have attended this comprehensive and informative course endorsed by MHFA England. Over the 2 days of instruction they will have covered topics such as Depression Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Psychosis, Suicide and Substance Misuse.
With an increased knowledge and awareness of these conditions, the course has given individuals the skills and confidence to recognize signs of mental ill health and will hopefully allow them to identify and assist someone who is developing a mental health issue or who is in a state of a mental health crisis. Equally, the MHFA in the workplace, identified by their bright green lanyard and lapel pin will be easily recognisable to any staff member who can approach them for help, safe in the knowledge that there concerns and fears will be approached in a non-clinical, non-judgmental way.
Our roles working in a hospital are to look after people but in order to do that effectively we must endeavour to look after the mental and physical well-being of our own staff as a matter of priority.
This training could not come at a more significant time.