Everyone is keen to break down the stigma surrounding mental health. It is an important factor that affects every single person’s life at some point. It should be more openly discussed and talked about between colleagues, friends and families.
Trained to face the challenges of mental health
COVID-19 has negatively affected many peoples mental health but Alatas have been proactive in taking this opportunity to undertake an ‘Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health for Energy Workers’ course. Two members of the Bradford team entered into a 2-week training course with a 1-1 assessment to gain the Omniscient Safety Innovations FAA Awareness of First Aid Mental Health qualification.
Considering offshore and service technicians
Although most information can be used to cross between departments it was an important section of the training to understand what factors the Offshore and Service technicians may be facing whilst on shift patterns similar to 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off. It is by no means a standard work environment and extra considerations of mental health affects should be considered. They’re often 10+ hours working days, shift patterns, physical labour, away from their homes/families/comfortable conditions.
This environment can complicate their usual mood patterns and cause anxiety which will continue to grow if exhausted physically and mentally.
Alatas are keen to better understand and continually learn the signs and impacts of mental health and more members of the team are to undertake the same First Aid Mental Health qualification to help improve the companies understanding and further support all employees.
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