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Mental Health First Aiders

There are 13 MHFA’s across Keoghs. They are here to support all of our colleagues regardless of location or team and have all been trained as someone our colleagues can speak to if they ever experience mental health issues or emotional distress.

Keoghs mental helath first aiders will listen to them and signpost them to a wide range of internal and external resources. Our aim is to assist our colleagues in focussing on your self-care and help them to take control of and manage their mental health and wellbeing.

Each first aider has completed mental health training to aid them in managing their own and their colleague's mental health. What does the training cover?

  • Learning about mental health and how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
  • Help managers develop their skills and knowledge to have effective mental health conversations with their teams.
  • Gain confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress.

Our mental health first aiders are only a phone call away. They are here to help and will do what they can to set our colleagues on their journey to good mental health.

Meet some of the Mental Health First Aiders at Keoghs

Elise Ellson

Elise Ellson

Partner - Business Unit Director - Motor

I work in the Costs department, as at the time of writing this bio. I have worked for Keoghs since September 2005.

My reason(s) for becoming a MHFA are that I believe positive mental health is just as important as physical health, in both your personal and work life and we should not be afraid to speak about it and seek help if we need to.  I wanted to learn the skills and have the tools to be able to identify and support colleagues with their mental health. 

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James Coyle

Apprentice Solicitor and Credit Hire Associate

I work in Tactical Credit Hire and joined Keoghs in February 2017. I wanted to become a Mental Health First Aider so I can provide assistance to colleagues within the business and be a point of contact for issues that could be difficult to speak to HR or management about.

Amanda Nuttall

Amanda Nuttal

Partner - Business Unit Director – Complex Injury

I work in Complex Injury Claims but having been at Keoghs for over 20 years, I have worked in many business units over the years.  I was keen to become a trained MHFA so that I could be there when someone really needs someone to talk to, needs support, requires help or just somebody to listen.