Have A Word 

Have A Word

Mental Health

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Lucy co-ran the MHFA course that I took and was absolutely fantastic throughout. Not only did I learn a lot, but she was personable and friendly. This helped the group gel a lot quicker. Easy to approach and very knowledgeable, it was a joy to be taught by Lucy.

Monzo Learning and Development Coordinator 

Training and Counselling


Have A Word's vision is to improve the mental health of the nation and never before has this been more important.

No matter which sector you work in, coronavirus will be having an impact on your people and their mental health and wellbeing. 

Have A Word is focused on providing support to your workplace through adapted training and counselling services. 

Support your organisation to look after the mental health of your employees. 


Healthy people are happier, more engaged and more productive.

Employers across the UK are acting now to support the wellbeing of their people.


The Centre for Mental Health has found that mental ill health costs UK employers an estimated £34.9 billion each year - this is the equivalent of £1,300 for every employee in the UK workforce.

That's £10.6 billion in sickness absence, £21.2 billion in reduced productivity &

£3.1 billion in replacing staff who leave their jobs for mental health-related reasons.


What's it all about?

Have A Word have training options to suit a range of timescales and budgets, from basic mental health awareness sessions to a full Mental Health First Aider qualification.


Courses are delivered online or on-site at your workplace/ local venue by an experienced associate Instructor Member. I am a quality assured associate who has been recruited by MHFA England due to my diverse business background, experience in mental health, and ability to engage and motivate attendees.


Online course deliveries take place through the MHFA England Online Learning Hub, as a blend of live training sessions and self-learning activities.


Training Courses

Would you know how to help?

We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Mental ill health can strike at any time and can affect people from all walks of life. Although things are improving, stigma still exists around mental ill health. As a society, we don't tend to know how to take care of our mental health like we do our physical health. This means that people may not know how to support a friend, family member or colleague experiencing a mental health issue, or where to go for support with their own mental health.


Become a Mental Health First Aider

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue. MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.


You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more. What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.


Private Counselling

Please follow the link below to arrange a FREE introductory session:

Listening Ears, Counselling


Lucy

Have A Word

Local Press - The Herts Advertiser

St Albans Primary school staff first in Hertfordshire to complete 

Mental Health First Aid training.