Mental Health in young people (predominantly men) is a serious issue that does not get the attention it requires. That is why it is so important to discuss personal issues with others.
When you take on an Apprentice, you are accepting the responsibility of ensuring you will do your absolute best to keep them safe, both within their workplace and within themselves.
Students in work-based study, including all kinds of apprentices and trainees, face unique challenges. They balance the needs of their employers, their studies and their personal lives, while often under considerable financial pressure.
This inevitably takes its strain on the mental health of thousands of apprentices across the country, who struggle through despite a lack of educational and career support and wider mental health provision. We have noticed that during the discussions and headlines about student mental health, apprentices are too often forgotten.
Useful Contacts & Support:
Samaritans: Suicidal thoughts helpline - 116 123 -
CALM: Suicide support for Men - 0800 58 58 58 -
CPFT/CAMH: Mental Health Support - 01223 465100 -
Mental Health Crisis - Call 111 Option 2
Women's Aid: 0808 2000 247 -