Become a Mental Health First Aider

December 03, 2019 - 10:45am

Become a Mental Health First Aider

Mental Health First Aid course in Lancaster on the 10/11th December, Rock and Road would like to offer Chamber Members a discount for attending. 

Normal Price £275 + Vat 

Chamber Members £225 +vat 


This two day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

  • An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support - whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix


  • Two day face to face course across four manageable sessions
  • Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities
  • Each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn


Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider
  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

    Course structure

    Session 1

    • · Why Mental Health First Aid?
    • The Mental Health First Aid action plan
    • What is mental health?
    • Impact of mental health issues
    • Stigma and discrimination
    • What is depression?
    • Symptoms of depression
    • Risk factors for depression
    • Depression in the workplace

    Session 2

    • · Suicide figures
    • Alcohol, drugs and mental health
    • First aid for suicidal crisis
    • Non-judgemental listening skills
    • First aid for depression
    • Treatment and resources for depression
    • Self-care

    Session 3

    • · What is an anxiety disorder?
    • First aid for anxiety disorders
    • Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
    • Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
    • Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders
    • Cognitive distortions and CBT
    • Personality disorders
    • Eating disorders
    • Self-harm

    Session 4

    • · What is psychosis?
    • Risk factors for psychosis
    • Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
    • Schizophrenia
    • Bipolar disorder
    • Warning signs of developing psychosis
    • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
    • Treatment and resources for psychosis
    • Recovery and building resources
    • Action planning for using MHFA

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