At MVF, we are committed to raising mental health awareness and removing the stigma associated with mental health. We are proactive in our approach and have already run a number of initiatives and events over the last three years.
Last year, for World Mental Health Day 2018, we had a week of Mental Health story sharing at MVF along with live theatre, a nutritionist talk and a drumming therapy workshop.
This year we are hoping to really step up our support of mental health across the company and to make sure we have the capability to really encourage meaningful conversations, we’ve trained up 18 MVFers to be accredited in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA).
Today being labelled ‘Blue Monday’ by many is the perfect day to launch the programme and share our MHFA team with the company. Their names and faces will be displayed across the office just as fire wardens and first aiders are.
This training is critical in our 2019 strategy to provide enough support and resources to enable our employee's health and wellbeing. I look forward to sharing more in the coming months!