ABOUT HOW I CAN HELP
Do you want to support your employees with their mental health but don't know where to start?
This is where I can help you and your organisation through the training I provide.
I am Ellender Wildey, a freelance Mental Health First Aid Instructor, trained and licensed by both MHFA Wales and MHFA England. I am also an associate trainer for MHFA Wales.
By training people in Mental Health Awareness and Mental Health First Aid, I am part of the movement to raise awareness and begin to end the stigma surrounding mental health. My mission is to work towards ensuring every community and all workplaces have a network of people who are trained in mental health.
I help organisations strengthen their mental health strategy in the workplace to help save their money that is lost due to staff absence, staff loss and, therefore, the need for and cost of recruitment and training of new staff because of mental health related illness.
I recommend training for everyone in Mental Health Awareness for a solid foundation of mental health in your organisation. In addition to this, a target of 10% of staff trained in Mental Health First Aid.
Mental health related illness is the one of the biggest causes of staff absence and costs the economy up to £45 billion each year. However, with my help, organisations can tackle this problem.
On average, for every £1 spent on supporting people’s mental health, employers get back £5 on their investment in reduced absence, presenteeism and staff turnover (Deloitte analysis 2020).
PROBLEMS I SOLVE
Mental Health Awareness
I can help answer your questions and build confidence in understanding what mental health means.
This will start the change in how mental health is viewed in your organisation. This can help to remove the fear of seeking help and encourage early intervention. Retaining valued staff who know they are supported minimises the cost of losing and replacing them.
I will empower your organisation with the understanding of how our actions affect the mental health of others and how to challenge this positively.
This will build better communication on all levels and create a more positive working environment.
I teach how to communicate with empathy and compassion through better understanding of mental health and how it is relevant to all of us, all of the time.
This will help build a better relationship with the clients that you work for.
Mental Health First Aid Training
The impact of the last 22 months has affected us all. When morale is low, mental health is affected. I will help build the confidence and knowledge in your organisation to learn how support each other’s mental health.
This will build a better environment for your organisation to move forward with strength, compassion and communication.
I will support you in deciding which training course you need most for your organisation. There are many courses available these days with all types of formats, it can be overwhelming and causes people to put off implementing any training at all.
I want you to choose what is best for you and I will help you with that decision, even if that means signposting you elsewhere if I feel that is the best decision for you.
I will guide you to know what your mental health strategy should look like in your organisation.
This may include guidance on types of training, resources, support and even a creation of a mental health hub.
HOW I CAN HELP
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS TRAINING
The first step on the journey to learn about mental health. Recommended for everyone to have a better understanding of mental health
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID ENGLAND TRAINING
MHFA England’s certified course is recommended for 10% of your workforce in order to build an efficient network of Mental Health First Aiders
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID WALES TRAINING
The MHFA Wales certified course is recommended for 10% of your organisation in order to build a strong network of Mental Health First Aiders
Throughout my life, compassion and empathy for other people has been of utmost importance to me. I have continually found myself drawn to the needs of people at their most vulnerable, because I know what it feels like when you are totally vulnerable and having someone to help can make the difference sometimes between life and death. To step in and make a difference, to witness the positive changes that can be made when a battle is not fought alone. Standing shoulder to shoulder with someone, to give hope, to reassure, must be one of the most rewarding aspects of my life. This is a mix of nature and nurture; it is both my personality and my own lived experiences of trauma and subsequent mental health challenges.
One powerful, lifechanging experience in 2017, that led me towards my path of becoming a Mental Health Instructor, was when I was supporting someone whom I had never met. Someone who was in the throes of their darkest, most desperate time in their life and was experiencing a strong desire to end it. The responsibility I felt towards them, being their hope, their rock, made me seek out support, the appropriate information and hopeful for a solution that would work.
This is when I first discovered Mental Health First Aid. I attended a two-day course to learn the skills to provide the right support as I knew a young life depended on it. I loved every minute of those two days; it cemented my knowledge and the experience I had gained in my lifetime. It enabled me to be confident to help others without fearing making matters worse.
This inspired me to train as an MHFA instructor, so I may also arm others with the confidence and knowledge to truly make a difference to lives through support and understanding surrounding mental health. Never has this been more important than now, as the subject of mental health is starting to be talked about more freely, plus the changing and challenging world we find ourselves in due to Covid19.
Let’s work together to end the stigma surrounding mental health by educating people to know how to support each other through mental health challenges.
Get in touch and let’s discuss how you can build your organisations mental health strategy through training.
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I’ve recently completed my Mental Health First Aid Course with Ellender as my instructor. There were plenty of course materials to guide me through, which I can always refer back to. The group webinars were extremely informative and easy to follow! They also give you a chance to ask any questions you may have. Ellender was amazing in achieving a sense of community within the group (which we all need at the moment). I would highly recommend this course due to the relaxed and supportive learning environment created by Ellender.