Mental Health First Aid for Businesses

Mental Health First Aid for Businesses

Business can be tough! A workshop for you & your business to make Mental Health First Aid as high on the priority list as Physical First Aid


Being in business right now can be tough! Add to that the dark January months and cost of living crisis. Looking after your mental health and that of your staff has never been more important.

This workshop will introduce you to Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) within your organisation.

Regardless of size, from start up through to ££million business, the concept is the same. This workshop will help you understand why it is important for any business to have in place a support mechanism to ensure Mental Health First Aid is as high on the priority list as Physical First Aid and how it is nothing to be feared and simple to implement.

By attending this workshop you will:

  • explore some long held beliefs, stigmas and more importantly, possible bias and fear of talking about ‘mental health’,
  • hear about simple first steps to implementing a Mental Health First Aid approach in your workplace
  • increase your awareness of the potential costs of not having anything in place in your organisation to support everyone.
  • receive sign-posting to appropriate resources and training on Mental Health First Aid

Who is presenting?

Alyson Flynn has created The Welfare Hub from her training background, knowledge of Mental Health and as a business owner. She is a qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructor and Trauma therapist.

The Welfare Hub is a one stop shop for businesses to use for Mental Health Awareness and Mental Health First Aid training, offering consultancy and support to ensure more businesses are engaged in MHFA, continuing past the training to ongoing support and understanding that each business is unique.

Please note that this event is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is delivered as part of the Innovation Support for Business programme to help SMEs. By engaging in this programme you are being offered assistance under the De Minimis regulation which allows a company to receive up to but not exceeding €200,000 of public funding (at the applicable exchange rate) of De Minimis aid over a rolling three-tax year fiscal period. This De Minimis declaration does not cover undertakings engaged in: the primary production of agricultural goods and fisheries/aquaculture, road freight, services of general economic interest and export related activities and activities favouring domestic over imported goods. Please note, support cannot be given to undertakings (businesses) in difficulty. In order to receive support from this programme, you will be required to complete an application form and other relevant documentation. If you need to check your current position for state aid please contact us. If you would like any further information on De Minimis aid and Special Drawing Rights (SDR) subsidies, please see the state aid page on the OxLEP Business website: