Currently first aid at work training only covers physical aspects of ill health at work and does not include any training on how to manage mental health problems. This is unfortunate because mental ill health is common and the cause is often related to work.
The best way to train adults is to allow them to experience and gain knowledge through their own efforts rather than by telling them what to do. This is called Experiential Learning. Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience, and is more specifically ‘learning through reflection on doing’. Experiential learning is very different to the way many first aid courses are currently taught, where the student plays a comparatively passive role by just being told by the trainer what to do via ‘Talk and Chalk’ training.