MHScot Workplace Wellbeing CIC is a disability led Social Enterprise, based in Edinburgh, which supports the emotional wellbeing of Scotland’s workforce and volunteers by offering mental health courses, workshops, awareness raising sessions, focus groups, 1-to-1 support and more that is going to help you to improve and create a positive, empowering and resilient workplace environment. Healthy working environments also create and maintain healthy home environments in which everyone can thrive.
Our ‘Shades of Blue‘ campaign to raise awareness in the workplace and see as many (if not more) Mental Health First Aiders as physical First Aiders in every workplace was launched in Jan 2017.
We strongly believe that a healthy mind is the most important factor in creating a healthy workplace. Our focus on learning and development, education and supporting culture change around mental health in the workplace will help everyone (including volunteers etc.) achieve this and much more. We also know that people with mental health related conditions are far less likely to be in work and this is something we’d like to support the improvement of.
Our Mental Health First Aid Officer Programme supports this mission so that there is a real culture change and a long term vision for the future.
We also deliver Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid (adults supporting young people between the ages of 11 and 17), after all, our young people of today are our workforce of tomorrow.
Poor mental health and wellbeing is one of the biggest public health challenges facing society today. It is the leading cause of sickness absence in the workplace and can cause immense distress to those experiencing it – as well as those closest to them.
Let’s start making a difference and improving the lives of our Scottish workforce including full-time, part-time, fixed-term employees; casual staff, interns, those on apprenticeships, the self-employed, freelancers, contractors, agency and bank staff and volunteers/trustees.
Find out more about what the course entails. We run them regularly throughout the year and is a great way of attending the course if it’s challenging getting a group of 15 people together where everyone is available at the same time.
MHScot is very knowledgeable of their subject and being open and flexible to delivery and feedback from participants are able to adapt the workshops to the needs of the participants. Their facilitation skills in delivering a sensitive topic using case studies, small group participation and with a variety of audio visual aids not only helped to deliver a sensitive subject, but their personal touch helped encourage and ensure a safe learning environment.
We were keen to raise awareness of Mental Health wellbeing in the workplace and approached MHScot to deliver an awareness session on Mental Health First Aid. They are very knowledgeable and experienced on the subject of Mental Health. We all found the course really helpful in raising our own awareness of Mental Health wellbeing within the workplace and plan to run further sessions with MHScot in the future. We would highly recommend this course to anyone looking to raise awareness of Mental Health wellbeing.
I have actually put my training into practice today, a colleague had been struggling for some time and spoke to me about it this morning. He was very upset but I have signposted him to help; I am hoping this has made a difference to him. Couldn't have done it without you! So thanks again.
Thank you for the way you led the course as it was very informative but with a lovely relaxed manner. I feel I learned a lot and am even now beginning to put some of this into practice. Thanks for the links it looks like it will be helpful. I will be recommending the course to some of my colleagues for the future.