BLOG ARTICLE | By The Simplyhealth Team
“I’ve always been really keen to help others and being an MHFA is a great opportunity to understand more around the challenges we all face, no matter the job title or status, and how to overcome them.
It’s been great to see Simplyhealth take the topic of mental health seriously. From webinars to virtual coffee mornings, I think we’re already doing a great job. We just need to continue building upon this with a culture and understanding that it’s ok to talk.”
Andy O’Neill, Talent Acquisition Specialist
“Having experienced my own challenges in the past, I was surprised how many people reached out to me when I returned to work to offer their support. These were people who I would never have suspected had suffered with their mental health, which goes to show that such feelings are often hidden and much less likely to be talked about – especially amongst men.
Becoming a Mental Health First Aider for me is about trying to pass on to others the support I received when I needed help; I’m not afraid to speak up, to talk about the difficulties I had and to encourage others to do the same. I hope that any guys that hear me speaking about my difficulties would take strength from that to open up if they have challenges themselves.”
Jason Townsend, Head of Internal Audit