Hi, I’m Emma! I’m a freelance trainer, consultant and writer in the field of mental health. I have experience of working in higher education and the charity sector. My areas of interest include young people’s wellbeing, mental health in the classroom, and the role of technology. As an Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid … Continue reading Why Should I Become a Mental Health First Aider?
It is estimated that 50% of long-term mental health problems start by the age of 14, and 75% by the age of 18.  At £105bn, the social and financial costs of poor mental health on the economy are vast.  This includes lost productivity - absenteeism and presenteeism in the workplace – as well … Continue reading Children’s Mental Health – Why It Matters.
The topic of mental health in the workplace is increasing in importance across the UK. A recent review finds that poor mental health costs the UK economy between £74 billion and £99 billion every year, with employers facing an annual cost of £33 billion to £42 billion. There is also an undeniable human cost. Mental ill … Continue reading Mental health in the workplace: what, why and how?