For some people, the COVID-19 pandemic may have caused understandable anxiety regarding their own and others’ physical and mental wellbeing. Alongside this, fear and uncertainty about the COVID-19 infection can be exacerbated by work pressures and demands.
About Mental Health First Aiders
Since 2015, over 700 staff and students have been trained as Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA), which is helping to reduce mental health stigma at the University and foster a safe, enabling environment where mental and physical health are valued equally.
To develop our Mental Health First Aid service and make this more accessible to the staff community, we formed the Dedicated Mental Health First Aiders, a network who have completed the MHFA course and who have volunteered to offer confidential and informal support to staff on mental health matters.
How MHFA can help
Whether it is meeting with a supporter on Zoom or going for a lunchtime walk with them on campus, the network provides a non-judgemental, confidential listening ear as well as suggestions of other relevant support services, based on the principles of Mental Health First Aid.
Anything discussed with a Mental Health First Aider will be kept confidential, unless there is a concern regarding a risk posed to an individual.
Contact a Mental Health First Aider
You can contact Mental Health First Aiders via their profiles below.