In times of need, we all need someone to turn to. Talking with someone who really listens and supports us can make us feel encouraged and reassured that things will change for the better.
Supporting a colleague who’s showing signs of stress begins with a conversation. Knowing how to be an effective listener will make the conversation productive and is an important skill to have in your personal life as well as the workplace.
These tips from the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) curriculum will help you be an effective listener:
Listening effectively is the first step in helping your colleague get the support they may need. Mental Health First Aid at Work teaches tips and techniques to empower your coworkers and employees, and make sure there are adequate resources on hand when they need support.
Learn more about how you can #BeTheDifference in your workplace with Mental Health First Aid at Work.