First aid fair­ness

The Sunday Post (Dundee) - - Politics -

MEN­TAL health first aid in the work­place should be as im­por­tant as gen­eral first aid, a Scot­tish Lib Dem said.

Health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamil­ton backed a cam­paign by MHS­cot Work­place Well­be­ing CIC (MHS­cot) which calls for men­tal health first aid train­ing to be manda­tory.

He said: “For too long men­tal health has played sec­ond fid­dle to phys­i­cal health.

“Stress preven­tion and early men­tal health in­ter­ven­tion at work is a vi­tal way of sup­port­ing peo­ple ex­pe­ri­enc­ing men­tal health prob­lems.”

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