IT firm trains staff as mental health first aiders

IT firm staff have undertaken awareness training to combat stigma around mental health.

Thursday, 28th June 2018, 7:00 am
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 4:48 pm

Taylor Made Computer Solutions in Fareham hosted training for more than 20 staff members with the help of its local NHS occupational health team.

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HR manager Jonathan Bailey plans to train up a handful of staff who will be appointed as mental health first aiders to spot symptoms and provide support.

He said: ‘The response we have received has been excellent. It isn’t an easy subject to deal with but they came out of it with some fantastic skills and a greater appreciation.’