Introducing our Mental Health First Aiders

Mental health first aider

At the end of 2021, MyPulse completed its inaugural D&I Survey and 25% of respondents said that they are living with some form of mental health issue.

To promote mental health inclusive culture and boost employee wellbeing, we have taken a company-wide approach to try and break the stigma surrounding mental health conditions. Tackling the mental health impact of Covid and acknowledging the challenges that employees are facing, we have designated two mental health advocates to raise awareness and support others.

Without further ado, we are excited to announce and congratulate Charne Banger and Jordan Robinson on being named the MyPulse Mental Health First Aiders. They have both completed a two-day tutor-led Mental Health First Aid course to enable them to identify common mental health conditions and start a positive conversation. 

When the training opportunity arose Charne said: ‘Mental health has always been so important to me, so when MyPulse offered the training, I jumped for it! Not only would this course help me help others, but I can become an advocate for good health for the team!’

At MyPulse, we recognise the gravity of the facts: in England, one in every four people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year [1]. As a result, it’s vital to recognise mental illnesses and know where to signpost people when they require assistance.

MyPulse CEO Neal Archbold said “I am delighted that Charne and Jordan have stepped up and volunteered to help the team. The culture at MyPulse is very inclusive and we have a shared belief that working within the team should actively improve someone’s physical and mental wellbeing.” 

We want to create a culture of wellness. Therefore, employee welfare is important to us and every day we ensure people’s physical and mental wellbeing is enhanced through working at MyPulse. We want to create an open environment where everyone has the opportunity to talk to a certified Mental Health First Aider when needed. 

[1] McManus, S., Meltzer, H., Brugha, T. S., Bebbington, P. E., & Jenkins, R. (2009). Adult psychiatric morbidity in England, 2007: results of a household survey.