Change the law to protect mental health in the workplace

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Mental Health First Aid
Where's Your Head At?

As we begin Mental Health Awareness Week, we have an exciting announcement to share with you.

We are teaming up with mental health campaigner and Youth MHFA instructor Natasha Devon MBE and Bauer Media Group on a new six-week campaign, ‘Where’s Your Head At?’. We are calling on everyone to sign a change.org petition asking the government to change Health and Safety regulations so that First Aid provision includes mental as well as physical health.

This call to action has the backing of the Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn MP and former Minister for Health and Social Care, Norman Lamb MP.

This change would mean that all organisations have staff trained in Mental Health First Aid, bringing us a step closer to parity of esteem between mental and physical health in the workplace.

A number of celebrities including Liam Payne, Jamie Laing, Charlotte Crosby, Megan McKenna and Kem Cetinay have offered their support for the campaign and have all spoken openly about their personal struggles with mental health and why they think it is important to have Mental Health First Aid in the workplace.

Please get involved with this campaign by signing this petition, and sharing it with friends, family, colleagues and wider networks. Please also feel free to support this campaign on social media using the hashtag #wheresyourheadat.

With your support our powerful community can help effect real change this Mental Health Awareness Week… so let’s get the word out there!

All the best,
The MHFA England Team