Jasmine qualifies as a Mental Health First Aider

Fertility treatment creates a rollercoaster of emotions for staff as well as patients. To support colleagues during difficult times Jasmine Aldridge has trained as Mental Health First Aider. The new role is part of an ongoing commitment by Bourn Hall to promote a culture of mental wellbeing.

Jasmine, a Fertility Midwife, have previous experience in mental health was keen to take on the role. She completed the training with St John Ambulance and has been awarded the FutureQuals Level 3 Award in Mental Health: Workplace First Aider qualification.

Jasmine, Fertility Midwife
Jasmine Aldridge, Fertility Midwife

First responders

The two-day training course aims to promote positive wellbeing in the workplace by improving understanding and knowledge of mental health and creating an opportunity to gain new skills in active listening. The role within Bourn Hall will be to act as ‘first responder’ listeners.

Jasmine is taking on the new roles in time for Mental Health Awareness Week, which will also see Bourn Hall staff members given herb seeds and a plant pot as small gifts of appreciation.

“The gifts are part of our initiative to raise awareness of Mental Health Awareness Week,” says Dawn Course, Business Services Director at Bourn Hall.

“We want staff to know it is okay to say when you are not okay and there are mechanisms in place for support if they need them.”

More information

Mental Health Awareness Week runs from the 9th – 13th May 2022. Find more information at mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week

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