A debate surrounding the legal implementation of Mental Health First Aid training within the workplace is due to take place at Westminster today.
The debate follows an open letter, which was signed by more than 50 large organisations such as WHSmith, Royal Mail and PwC which called on Theresa May to amend current Health and Safety Legislation to make mental health first aid training mandatory.
The debate will be led by Luciana Berger MP who stated:
"I'm pleased to be leading this cross-party debate granted by the Backbench Business Committee in the House of Commons Chamber. We know that every year 300,000 people with a long term mental health condition lose their jobs.
"This debate provides an important opportunity to put forward the proposal of putting mental and physical health first aid on an equal footing. A change in the law would be a step towards achieving real equality between physical and mental health; a principle that Parliament enshrined in law back in 2012 in the Health and Social Care Act.
"Employers across the country have an important role to play in supporting employees. This plan would ensure employers fully abide by that responsibility."
We at Medical Training Solutions are passionate about mental health and well-being, so we hope that the outcome of this debate sees Mental Health First Aid training made mandatory within workplaces across the country.
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