Emma Dempster, our project skills manager, has recently run two, half-day ‘Introduction to Mental Health Awareness,’ sessions for our client Sandwell Council.
The sessions were delivered to 20 council workers from the Neighbourhoods Directorate, as part of the councils plan to provide employees with a better understanding of mental health and how they can support themselves and other people.
The training has been delivered as part of our Jordan’s Conversation initiative, helping to raise awareness of, and reduce the stigma around, mental health. It builds an understanding of both good and poor mental health, and the confidence to recognise the symptoms, to enable them to signpost people to more support and guidance.
Sandwell's cabinet member for living healthy lives, Councillor Farut Shaeen, said: “I applaud Emma Dempster and Seddon for delivering this extremely useful and worthwhile mental health first aid training.”
Emma Dempster from Seddon said: “This training is all about breaking the silence around mental health, combating stigma and giving support to those who need it. As a company, we know how invaluable it is to empower our staff and partners to openly and confidently address any mental health concerns they might have.”
Seddon are currently on-site building 63 new homes as Strathmore Road in Tipton for the council and will soon be commencing works on the refurbishment of a nine-storey block of flats and new build construction of 16 semi-detached houses in Oldbury.
For more information about our approach to mental health please visit our Jordan’s Conversation page.