Unicard employees Sheena Harris and Ben Hepworth have become certified Mental Health First Aiders to provide support across our business.
As the UK marks Mental Health Awareness Week, both are on hand to help any colleagues who are experiencing issues.
Service Lead Sheena and Application Support Analyst Ben both completed the Mental Health First Aid course offered by MHFA England. This teaches practical skills for spotting the triggers and signs of mental health issues, and provides training in how to step in, reassure and support a person in distress.
Sheena said: “Being a mental health first aider within Unicard means that our colleagues know that they can speak to us, in confidence, about anything concerning them, whether this is work-related or otherwise.”
“Our colleagues know that they can speak to us, in confidence, about anything concerning them, whether this is work-related or otherwise.”
Unicard also continue to support our chosen charity Dorset Mind UK, and all proceeds raised from social events across the year are donated to the organisation.
Dorset Mind seeks to educate and challenge mental health stigma and inequality, and encourages recovery by empowering individuals to develop resilience.
Its 1-2-1 and group support includes counselling, mentoring, support groups, active monitoring and a befriending service. These help people regain social skills and develop confidence.
The charity also delivers educational wellbeing programmes for schools and workplaces and provides volunteer opportunities.
For more details, see dorsetmind.uk.