Bupa Podcast Ep 8: What it means to be a mental health first aider

07 February 2019 . United Kingdom

Bupa UK’s Insurance Executive Team became the first executive team in the UK to train as mental health first aiders last year, with many more at Bupa receiving training since.

But what does it mean to be a mental health first aider and what does the training involve? We caught up with Simon Blake, Chief Executive of Mental Health First Aid England, and Mark O’Grady, a Mental Health First Aid England instructor, who has delivered training for Bupa employees, to find out.


About Bupa

Bupa's purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives.

With no shareholders, our customers are our focus. We reinvest profits into providing more and better healthcare for the benefit of current and future customers.

Health insurance accounts for the major part of our business with 15.7m customers and contributes over 70% of revenue. We operate clinics, dental centres and hospitals in some markets, with 15m customers. We care for around 23,000 residents in our UK, Australia, New Zealand and Spain aged care businesses.

We directly employ around 80,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, Chile, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Turkey, the US, Brazil, the Middle East and Ireland. We also have associate businesses in Saudi Arabia and India.

For more information, visit www.bupa.com.

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