It’s World Mental Health Day, and we’re thinking about how to make the world a better place for everyone.
About half of us will experience a mental health problem in our lifetime. That means that almost everyone you know has dealt with their own specific challenges at one time or another. But that doesn’t mean they should have to deal with them alone—especially when there are so many resources out there to help them!
We’re glad that so many people are working hard to create these resources and make them more accessible than ever before. Here at Llaeth Y Llan, Mike, our Operations Manager has been trained to offer support, guidance and advise to our staff. Back in September, Mike volunteered to participate in St John’s Ambulance’s 2-day mental health awareness training course to gain the skills and knowledge to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health disorders so he can give guidance and advice to help.
Here is what Mike said about the day and why mental health is so important:
“In September 2022 I attended a 2-day course with St Johns ambulance for mental health awareness training, over the 2 days I learned so much about the onset of mental health and how it can affect us all and how it touches us all individually. Such as daily life has changed over the years and especially in the current climate we are all susceptible to the pressures of life and how everyone is different, Individually we all handle things differently and are able or unable to contain our feelings and pressures. What I learned was how to identify trigger points that could lead to an episode or series of differing signs of potential mental health issues and how to react and give guidance and advice to help and reassure. The most important word that is related to mental health is empathy.”
“I am so glad that I attended this course it has touched me and opened my eyes to how mental health is perceived and portrayed within all of our daily lives.”