Tilhill Forestry, December, 2019
Tilhill Forestry is leading the way when it comes to safeguarding the mental health of its workers by way of engaging with an initiative designed to equip several staff across the country with the ability to offer mental health first aid.
It is widely acknowledged that the very nature of working in forestry can lead to higher levels of poor mental health within individuals than in those working in other industries. There are several contributing factors to this alarming statistic including:
In order to be able to provide the best possible support, Tilhill Forestry has selected a number of willing and appropriate employees across the country to attend a two-day training course on becoming a Mental Health First Aider.
The course objectives include:
The session took place at the end of last month with 15 employees receiving the training. The diversity of attendees was significant being a mix of a wide range in seniority, working locations and job roles.
The Company’s aims are to provide a unique level of support when it comes to mental health whilst reducing work related mental health absence.