Woodley Grange Manager qualifies as a Mental Health First Aider
As a care home group committed to the wellbeing of our staff, and in a society where mental health is becoming ever more prevalent, we’re delighted to announce that Woodley Grange Manager, Amanda Cooper, has recently completed her Mental Health First Aider course.
The two-day course, developed by Mental Health First Aid England and St Johns Ambulance, gave Amanda an in-depth look at mental health in the workplace, helping her understand the factors affecting wellbeing and how to spot the signs of mental illness, as well as giving her the confidence to be able to support staff both at Woodley Grange & Barton Lodge with their wellbeing.
Commenting on the two-day course, Amanda said, “I was really pleased to see so many people in attendance and found the knowledge gained invaluable.”
With Amanda’s new qualification, we have set up a confidential email address for both Barton Lodge & Woodley Grange, where staff can send their concerns free of judgement, in order to receive the support they need.
Amanda is also currently formalising our mental health policy, so that staff can be provided with an easy-to-understand resource on how they go about getting support from Amanda and where to go if they need professional help.
In the coming months, we also hope to send a member of staff from Barton Lodge to complete their Mental Health First Aider training, to provide staff at Barton with their own on-site Mental Health First Aider.