Who We Are
We are an Auckland based company focused on initiatives that support health and wellbeing in the workplace
First Response is a company that supports health and wellbeing in the workplace through an initiative that focuses on helping people to develop the confidence to listen and respond effectively to others. This is achieved through an initial module of core skills and knowledge, effective mentoring and supervision, and on-going professional development.
The core module is titled 'Identifying and responding to distress,' and has been developed to support people who have high levels of contact with, or responsibility for people, and will enable them to provide high quality and timely support. This module may be completed as a stand-alone course, or offered as part of a package that includes an assessment of workplace needs, mentoring and supervision, ongoing review of progress, development of support and referral pathways and a two yearly evaluation for the purpose of making recommendations to your organisation. This supports the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act, 2015.
It is possible that some workplaces may want a workshop option that is shorter and less expensive. We welcome any enquiries about this possibility and maintain a stance of being responsive to workplace needs, but also stress that our core module has been developed to provide a sustainable long-term solution rather than a 'quick-fix'. We also have other short modules available to build on the knowledge and skills learnt in the core module, with details available on request.
The company directors have expertise in mental health, and education and development (see 'Who are we?').
Psychological first response training is our company's core business - we are not a health and safety/occupational health organisation offering other safety focused courses.