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Leisure trust invests in 'mental health first aid'

A leisure trust has ensured that all its senior managers are qualified "mental health first aiders", as part of a proactive approach to supporting staff and members who may need help.

Twenty managers at Sandwell Leisure Trust (SLT) attended a bespoke training course to acquire the skills to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

Delivered by specialist provider Inter Wellbeing, the course also helps employees develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone and guide a person towards the right support for recovery or successful management of symptoms.

This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP or place of work, online self-referral and support groups.

“Mental health awareness and training is an increasingly important area for employers, so we think taking a proactive and positive approach is vital," said SLT business and commercial manager, Mark Wildman.

“Mental health first aid is just as important as physical first aid and should be considered by all organisations, because it can strike at any time and can affect people from all walks of life."

According to the Centre for Mental Health, mental illness costs UK employers an estimated £34.9bn each year – the equivalent of £1,300 for every employee in the workforce.

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Les Mills
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Retention
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Retention
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Flooring
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Active ageing
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Research
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People
As clubs with swimming pools and health and beauty facilities, the low cost model wasn’t going to work for us, but the clubs weren’t as high-end as David Lloyd clubs either. Our first intervention was to win over the staff and encourage them to act as though it was a high-end club
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With two instructors per class – one devoted to correcting form – we fix people, and this creates clients for life
People
I used to ask the Department of Health why it would throw billons into smoking cessation but not physical activity. Because actually, if you put people on a smoking cessation course, their chances of completing it are much higher if they’re physically active before they start
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WHIS is a preventative healthcare platform, which empowers people to improve their health and wellbeing by facilitating community engagement
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Much of the fitness industry branding is based on a no pain, no gain philosophy, but we didn’t want to present Rabble like that, even though a session is ridiculously tiring!
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We noticed this gap in the UK market for a complete workout that invigorates the body while impacting the mind
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The founders of F45 Training have done an incredible job building a global brand, and with this partnership, we hope to continue to disrupt the fitness industry
People
Technogym has helped us ensure that every facility has the same selection of equipment. It’s part of the commitment we’ve made to deliver a top quality service for every community
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