Clare Jupp

Brightstar introduces mental health first aiders

The Brightstar Group has trained nine people from across its brands to become mental health first aiders to support employees who are back to work following the pandemic.

The selected people — four team members from Sirius, three from Brightstar and two who work in group roles — have undertaken a two-day course and taken a final assessment to achieve a Level 3 qualification in mental health first aid in the workplace.

They were selected from a diverse range of departments, ages and backgrounds in order to offer employees a wide choice of talking with someone with whom they feel most comfortable.

This is part of the group’s ongoing commitment to support the mental and physical wellbeing of its  members.

Clare Jupp, director of people development at The Brightstar Group (pictured above), said: “Many people will be anxious about returning to work in the near future and sadly, many will have suffered, and perhaps still be suffering with issues related to this awful pandemic. 

“The introduction of mental health first aiders is one positive way that we can support our team. 

“They will be on hand to offer support, can look out for warning signs among their colleagues and will be able to point them in the right direction with confidence if they need more professional help.

“They will also assist with more structured wellbeing events, such as our wellbeing days and World Mental Health Day. 

“I’m really excited about this project and the potential for colleagues from across the Brightstar Group to be able to support each other.”

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