Within the first year of having launched MHFA, Richmond Foundation has trained several employees from various organisations. In response to the high demand as well as the extensive interest generated, we are now launching the Certified Mental Health First Aid Skilled Workplace Recognition. The objective of this initiative is to acknowledge and reward the many organisations across Malta that are increasing mental health awareness within their organisation by encouraging their employees to attend the MHFA Course and become certified Mental Health First Aiders at the workplace
This certification aims to encourage all types of organisations to promote mental health awareness at the workplace by offering the MHFA course to a significant number of employees and therefore increasing the number of trained Mental Health First Aiders at the workplace.
Benefits of becoming a Certified MHFA Skilled Workplace
Requirements and Levels of Recognition
The Certified MHFA Skilled Workplace Initiative offers three levels of recognition based on a workplace’s size and percentage of staff trained in MHFA.
The Certified Skilled Workplace Initiative has been structured in a way that makes it accessible to and inclusive of workplaces with varying sizes.
Example: If an organisation is a Medium Sized Organisation of 200 employees, 20% of staff would have to be trained as Mental Health First Aiders in order for the organisation to be rewarded Gold recognition
To be eligible to apply for recognition under this initiative, the workplace must maintain a required percentage of staff that holds a valid MHFA certificate. The certificate is to have been issued within the last 3 years from date of application.
How are Certified MHFA Skilled Workplaces Assessed?
After 12 months, workplaces will be asked to confirm that they still meet the requirements for recognition.
How to Apply
For further information and enquiries, contact Richmond Foundation on: