Venue TASC HQ, Chorley
Duration 2 Days
Level Introductory


Support from colleagues and line managers is vital in helping people to manage distress or mental ill health at work. Even where work colleagues are open and supportive to someone with mental health issues, they may be unsure of how to deal with someone who is in crisis or distressed. This two-day course delivered by an accredited Mental Health First Aid instructor and provides practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues.


By having a cohort of trained Mental Health First Aiders in your organisation, you give employees an in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing.
It gives employees the confidence to step in, reassure and support a co-worker in distress.
It helps to improve interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
provides knowledge to help someone recover by guiding them to appropriate support.

Learning Outcomes

  • Raises awareness and mental health literacy.
  • Reduces stigma around mental ill health and feel confident guiding people towards appropriate support.
  • Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues.
  • Encourages people to start a conversation with a person who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
  • Promotes early intervention which enables recovery.

Session Breakdown

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.

Location / Facilities / Class Size

Courses can be delivered at TASC or an onsite facility which is private and able to hold the number of delegates booked. Maximum 16 delegates per session.

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At TASC, we have been providing UKATA asbestos training for over 15 years.

  • We are a founding member of UKATA
  • We are able to tailor your training requirements to individual needs
  • All refresher training is based on a training needs analysis (TNA)

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Chorley, PR6 7EN

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