About the Training

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid at Work is a program that teaches participants how to notice and support an individual who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use concern or crisis, and connect them with the appropriate employee resources. Mental Health First Aid at Work is a skills-based, experiential and evidence-based practice. Businesses of all sizes and in all sectors can benefit from empowering their employees with mental health awareness tools and skills.

About the Training

Mental Health First Aid at Work teaches employees critical communication and supports skills that can impact your company’s bottom line. Mental Health First Aid at Work teaches how to:

  • Safely, respectfully, and effectively open the conversation about mental illness and substance use disorders.
  • Recognize of the signs and symptoms of mental illness and substance use disorders in the workplace.
  • Assess for risk and de-escalate difficult situations at work.
  • Connect colleagues and direct reports to professional supports and corporate resources.

"Mental well-being and suicide prevention is a business imperative at Lendlease. Over 150 U.S. employees were trained as Mental Health First Aiders in 2019. By remaining diligent, adaptable, and proactive in its approach, Lendlease aims to continue creating a culture of care across the business and extending its reach and impact across the entire construction industry.” -Edmund McCombs, Head of External Partnerships, Lendlease