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NEWS: Coventry City and SBitC staff take part in Mental Health First Aider course

23 March 2023

Club News

NEWS: Coventry City and SBitC staff take part in Mental Health First Aider course

23 March 2023

Staff from Coventry City and Sky Blues in the Community this week undertook a two-day Mental Health First Aider course.

The MHFA England course, delivered in partnership with the EFL, was completed by 11 members of staff from across a range of areas of the Football Club and Sky Blues in the Community.

The workplace has changed for people and organisations. In the last few years, we've seen a global pandemic, economic downturns, cost of living pressures and hybrid working, to name just a few things. This has taken a toll on employees, and now – more than ever – they need mental health support in the workplace. One in four people in the UK and Ireland will suffer from a common mental health issue at work, every year.

The members of staff are now qualified Mental Health First Aiders ®.

As a MHFAider® they will be able to: 

  • Recognise those that may be experiencing poor mental health and provide them with first-level support and early intervention 
  • Encourage a person to identify and access sources of professional help and other supports 
  • Practise active listening and empathy 
  • Have a conversation with improved mental health literacy around language and stigma 
  • Discuss the MHFAider® role in depth, including boundaries and confidentiality 

The Mental Health First Aiders will also receive access to a range of resources to help support them in doing this and also their own self-care.

For more information about Mental Health England, please visit https://mhfaengland.org/


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