Author Archives: Beth Ward

Importance of Mental Health Training for Managers

As Mental Health Awareness Week passes us by, it is easy to forget that mental health is a 24/7, 365-day occurrence for people. The past few years have been difficult for everyone, and it’s predicted that the pandemic’s mental health implications will likely stick around for some time.  Being in a position of leadership, managers […]

Fresh-faced WYMS Appoints New Highly Experienced CEO

West Yorkshire Manufacturing Services (WYMS) is delighted to announce Jill Wheeler as the new CEO. Jill, a trustee of Yorkshire Mediation Services, has over 25 years of senior management experience in the not-for-profit sector.  Jill’s experience spans finance, business development, business strategy and governance within the NHS, DWP and Welfare to Work Sectors. Over the […]

What Is the Role of a Mental Health First Aider?

mental health first aider talking to coworker

The fact that you are reading this article means that you, like many others, are increasingly aware of the prevalence of mental health and are potentially interested in becoming a mental health first aider.  Mental health plays a role in the workplace and throughout our wider society. Through education and training, you can gain the […]

NEW Mental Health First Aid Courses to Mark Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health First Aid Course

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week this week (9th – 15th May), we have launched three MHFA England accredited mental health courses that educate managers and staff on the positive impact and benefits that can be achieved through being mental health aware. These fantastic courses teach employees how to improve the wellbeing of both […]

Why Mental Health Training is Important in Improving Workplace Performance

It’s been reported that around 1 in 6 people experience mental health issues in the workplace, many due to stress, anxiety, workload and not feeling supported by those around them. However, through correct education and training workplaces can take steps to support their employees in the right way.  In this article, we’ll discuss the importance […]

Women In Engineering Day hosted at WYMS

Last month Calderdale College organised a Women in Engineering Day at West Yorkshire Manufacturing Services for budding future female engineers. The 1-day event provided 80 students with industry insights and a chance to hear directly from inspirational women, who are experts in the sector.  This event is the first of many exciting plans that are […]

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