Having now been on the course myself, I am even more convinced of its potential to reduce the ignorance, fear and stigma that still surrounds mental ill health
and to improve the mental wellbeing of people in Wales.
In the UK the latest Health and Safety Executive figures show there are, today, around two million workers suffering ill health
as a result of work; 212 workers were killed at work in the last recorded year; almost 2,000 people died from mesothelioma and thousands more from other occupational cancers and lung diseases; and a massive 30 million days were lost through work-related causes.
A staggering 2.4 million working days were lost through injury and ill health
by North-East businesses last year, an average of around two days per worker.
A spokesman for the project said it aimed to tackle the taboo nature of the subject within the Asian community which often fails to report mental ill health
While I'm sure there is still a long way to go, there is a general level of understanding about how this relates to those with physical disabilities - what employers often find less easy is knowing how to apply this to those suffering mental ill health
But I have to sentence a man very much older and in ill health
and that is a factor I must taken into account.
Veterans of the first Gulf War report more ill health
than other servicemen, a study shows today.
The bad news is that people experiencing mental ill health
face discrimination in the work place and are often treated differently by their friends and family.
A report from the Shaw Trust indicates that Britain's bosses badly underestimate the extent to which their employees and fellow managers are suffering from stress, anxiety, depression and other forms of mental ill health
, which cost business more than pounds 9bn a year in lost time.
The magic bullet to relieve the burden of ill health
in Wales could lie in tackling the social causes of common diseases, an expert has claimed.
And the authority maintained Mrs Pinnington was dismissed because of a long period of ill health
she suffered, not because of her claim to have been a whistle-blower.
The Health & Safety Executive is reminding farmers who let people camp, picnic or play on their land about the risk of ill health
from organisms living in the guts of animals.