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HOS organises accredited mental health first aid training

19 February, 2024

Sunderland based fluid power experts Hydraulic & Offshore Supplies (HOS) is taking the topic of mental health seriously by organising accredited training for its employees.


The company, which is part of the R&G Fluid Power Group, has been based next to Sunderland’s riverside for over 35 years and has diversified and grown during recent years. Supplying sectors including engineering, offshore, renewables, ship repair, automotive and oil & gas, it is passionate about providing the very best training, support and encouraging personal development to its staff.

Hose technican Laura Fenwick was keen to learn more about how to support mental health in the workplace so was eager to take part in the Mental Health First Aid at Work training. The course, which is accredited by Mental Health First Aid England, covered how to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while also keeping yourself safe.

With mental health in the workplace such an important subject, HOS was keen to ensure it had a trained first aider within the business, gaining an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle the stigma which can sometimes be associated with mental health.

On successfully completing the two-day course, Laura commented: “When I had the opportunity to take part in the training, I was really keen to learn more so I jumped at the chance to attend.

“The course covered such a variety of subjects and I know will be useful for not only within the workplace but also within day-to-day life too. Mental health is such an important subject and it’s great that we can talk about it openly without feeling judged, many people don’t like to discuss these issues openly so it was great for me to learn how to spot signs that somebody may be struggling and how to deal with this.”

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