Over 50% of Hatmill team trained in First Aid for Mental Health

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Hatmill, the employee-owned supply chain and logistics consultancy, is proud to announce that last month, over half of its team have been trained in First Aid for Mental Health. In addition, a number of the team have also been trained in first aid. 

First aid training

The aim of delivering the licensed and accredited course is to raise mental health awareness, reduce stigma around mental health and enhance a positive support culture in the employee-owned firm. Quality mental health training, underpinned by a robust wellbeing strategy, gives people the tools to keep themselves healthy and support each other. It can also help to:

  • Encourage people to access support early when needed, for a faster recover
  • Empower people with a long-term mental health issue or disability to thrive in work
  • Promote a mentally healthy environment, stopping preventable issues and allowing people to thrive and become more productive


Paddy McBrant, consultant at Hatmill who organised the training said:

“At a time when mental wellbeing has never been more important, we were really pleased to be able to offer the Mental Health training alongside first aid training to our team. It provides a further addition to their mental wellbeing toolbox.  As a ‘TEAL’ organisation, we’re able to see a need and fill it quickly, acting on the wishes of our colleagues to be better prepared not only for situations on site with clients but also in their personal lives.”

“The uptake on the offer of training was phenomenal with 38% of our employees now trained in emergency first aid by St John Ambulance and 51% trained in First Aid for Mental Health by one of our employees working with Nuco Training Ltd. Thanks to both organisations for delivering such useful training.The feedback from the team who have taken the course so far is really positive and we look forward to rolling the programme out further to new members of the team later this year.”


Simon Dixon, Founder and MD at Hatmill added:

“At Hatmill we believe employee wellbeing, health and safety are all equally important. Giving our people  the skills to effectively support each other, together with our clients when on site, is also a key part of our commitment to being a great place to work.”

Following the EOT last year, a number of the team have launched an Enrichment & Trust Network with the aim being to make a positive impact in people’s day to day working lives. Mental health awareness is a key theme for the trust with regular sessions held to encourage more open conversations and sharing of experiences. 


Currently Hatmil employees have access to a number of resources to call upon in times of need:

  • Coaching – every member of the team has a one to one coaching session every month.  It’s totally confidential and allows the team member to be open and honest about their development, struggles and achievements.
  • Wellbeing champions – promoting and engaging colleagues with activities to reduce stress within the working environment.
  • Employee Assistance programme provided through our employee health insurance. 

Please get in touch for an informal conversation about how Hatmill can support your business for further information.

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