This past year has taught us many things, including the importance of attending to our emotional well-being. It’s important for our leaders to be equipped to handle mental health issues in the workplace, which is why we're offering a class on Mental Health First Aid.
What is Mental Health First Aid?
Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. Mental health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance abuse issues. In the course, you’ll learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to practice – through role-plays, scenarios, and activities – making it easier to apply these skills in a real-life situation.
Chris Hatfield, Sr. Director for Building Services, shared his experience with the Mental Health First Aid training:
The mental health first aid class was an excellent opportunity to learn how to recognize when someone I know may be struggling with mental illness. I learned ways to help someone in need of assistance without trying to diagnose them or provide treatment. The skills and tools I learned can be applied outside of work as well as in the workplace. With the prevalence of mental health challenges in our world, this class provides basic first aid skills that are as important for a manager to have in his leadership toolkit as any other safety training.
Sign Up Today!
We have three courses available for you at this time. They will take place from 9:00 a.m. through 3:30 p.m on the dates and locations below. We will have future dates available as well. Click on the links below to register in Endeavor. If you are unable to attend one of these two courses, we will notify you once we have additional dates set in place.
Support your team with additional Emotional Well-Being Resources
At Notre Dame, we offer benefits and programs to help our staff and faculty cope effectively with life and create satisfying relationships. If you’re looking for more resources to support the emotional well-being of your team, please visit our Emotional Well-Being resources page on the Office of Human Resources website.