The Mental Health First Aid Course, delivered by Richmond Foundation Malta, prepared participants to give first assistance to someone facing a mental health issue or crisis. Instructors explained what one needs to do when faced with individuals having suicidal thoughts, panic attacks, post-traumatic event crisis , passing through severe psychotic state or having effects from alcohol or drug use. The company also offers free and confidential counselling at Richmond Foundation for all its employees.
Employees also attended a First Aid Courses in collaboration with St John’s Corps. During the sessions, employees were taught how to manage an incident, carry out a primary survey, place the victim in a recovery position and how to conduct Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
A representative of St John’s Corps explained how first-aiders should deal with someone suffering from head injuries, a heart attack, bleeding, burns, choking or fainting. The course also outlined handling with soft tissue injuries, jellyfish stings and sea sickness.
In addition to the first aid courses, all employees attended a health and safety information session, which was held in-house and regular fire drills are held within the company.
Throughout the year, MAPFRE Middlesea also organises Fire Fighting courses and a substantial number of employees are qualified. The company endorses the work carried out by St John’s Corps and also supports it financially.
MAPFRE Middlesea p.l.c. (C-5553) is authorised by the Malta Financial Services Authority to carry on both Long Term and General Business under the Insurance Business Act, 1998.