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ABM invests in mental health first aid programme

Published 3rd June, 2021 by Neil Nixon

ABM invests in mental health first aid programme

ABM has introduced a mental health first aid training programme across its aviation and business and industry divisions. The investment is one of the first of its kind in the industry and has been created in partnership with TalkOut, a change and development platform.

The training programme will equip team members, such as security officers, train station cleaning teams and those working in airports and shopping centres, with the right skills when faced with difficult situations while working.

John McPherson, managing director at ABM UK, said: “Our teams are working amongst the public every day and we recognise the positive role that they can play in identifying those who are struggling with poor mental health and dealing with critical situations. As we emerge from an extremely challenging time, this has never been more important. It is our duty to support our teams and equip them with the right skills and knowledge to manage these situations. It’s also vital that we help and support them to process those difficult experiences afterwards.”

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