MHFA is not perfect is my summing up of the Report carried out by the University of Nottingham into the effectiveness of MHFA

Read the IOSH summary here: https://www.iosh.co.uk/News/Research-exposes-significant-issues-with-workplace-Mental-Health-First-Aid-implementation.aspx 

 

Principal investigator Professor Avril Drummond, from the School of Health Sciences at The University of Nottingham, said: 

“We found examples of excellent practice in rolling out the mental health first aid training where there were clearly strategies in place to support staff who felt confident in their role. 

“However, we also found examples where staff felt unsupported and where, for example, they had co-workers contacting them outside working hours: there were significant issues around lack of clarity with boundaries and potential safety concerns for the trained person.”