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Deborah Scales comments on ‘the proposed Mental Health First Aid Bill’

Mental health first aid bill (MHFA) presented to parliament may not become law, but HR would likely welcome the change. Giving Mental Health First Aid and Physical First Aid recognition in the eyes of the law would be an important demonstration of employers taking account of their peoples’ physical and mental health.

In People Management, Deborah Scales, Associate at Clarkslegal, discusses the reasons why people professionals would likely welcome a change in set law as a “relatively swift and cost-effective” way to help the workplace.

However, commentators warn that MHFA on its own could be ‘detrimental’ but that people professionals would benefit from a trained mental health first aider.

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Commentators warn that MHFA on its own could be ‘detrimental’ but that people professionals would benefit from a trained mental health first aider.

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