Our training courses are delivered by experienced and dedicated trainers that are passionate about improving mental health and wellbeing in Lancashire through the delivery of informative, interactive workshops and courses.

We provide our training through both open access and closed courses, and can also work with organisations to create bespoke, personalised mental health training to suit your specific needs. 

The course:

  • Mental Health First Aid

Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of poor mental health and provide support on a first aid basis.

Lancashire Mind's Adult MHFA offer is unique in that all learners will receive a 'Next Steps' guide to support your organisation in ensuring your MHFA offer is sustainable, supports best practice, considers your internal policies and procedures.  If you are a community member this guide will support you to provide best practice. 

You will learn:

  • 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-judgmental listening
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support

The course(s):

  • Suicide First Aid Lite (half day)
  • Youth Suicide First Aid (half day)
  • Suicide First Aid (full day)

Suicide is one of the most common and preventable deaths, yet many people do not know how to support someone who is at risk of suicide. These suicide prevention courses aim to give learners the knowledge and skills needed to prevent deaths from suicide, in workplaces, their personal lives or community settings. 

You will learn:

  • How to identify the signs someone is at risk of suicide
  • How to talk about suicide in a safe and confident way
  • How to develop a safety plan with someone who is having suicidal thoughts
  • Where to signpost someone at risk of suicide for further support

Learners who can show the required awareness of Suicide First Aid will receive a certificate and can apply to be Orange Button holders.

Training Costs:

Courses are individually priced, based on the length, course materials, delivery method and the development time if required for a bespoke course. We would love to be able to quote one simple price here however we want to be able to offer you the best price possible for your individual circumstances and sometimes even for free! As a charity we sometimes have a number of funded training spaces available for people who meet the criteria (which means there is no cost to the learner or the person booking on their behalf). The criteria for funded places is different for each funding scheme, so please contact us to discuss your individual circumstances and let us find the best price available to you.

We are pleased to be offering fully funded places on a range of suicide prevention courses thanks to Lancashire & South Cumbria Integrated Care System and funding from NHS England to deliver a suicide prevention programme. Funded places will be available until end of March 2023 to people living or working in Lancashire or South Cumbria.

Currently, most of our training is conducted virtually but we do also offer face to face training. This is dependent on suitable venue provision and agreeing to follow our risk assessments, which cover Covid secure working for our trainers. Please contact us to find out more.

Ready to book an open access course? Visit our training website to view upcoming course dates and book direct.

Open Access Course Booking

Have questions, need more information or interested in a closed or bespoke course for your organisation? Please contact our training team who will be happy to help with your enquiry.

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Other courses we offer

Course titleHow it works
Managing Mental Health in the WorkplaceAimed at managers and supervisors, this half day training session provides a greater understanding of common mental health conditions in the workplace and what signs to look for in staff. This may be a starting point to encourage senior level buy-in or to ensure your organisation is offering a consistent approach to supporting mental health at work. Together we will be examining misconceptions and considering best practice; including asset mapping your current offer and possibly improving on it. Our experienced trainers will support you to consider practical and realistic ways forward for your organisation.
Self-awareness of Stress, Anxiety and Depression SeminarThis hour-long seminar will raise awareness and understanding of stress, anxiety and depression; and challenge stigma and misconceptions around these experiences. This seminar is often a starting point for workplaces to encourage individuals to talk about thoughts and feelings and to looking after their mental health in the long term.
Understanding Self HarmThis half day workshop will encourage you to challenge your thinking around self harm and tackle misconceptions and myths around the subject. You will be looking at risk factors, safeguarding, harm minimisation and helpful strategies to support people who self harm. You will walk away with knowledge of how to respond to self harm in a helpful so to encourage engagement and support moving forward.
Introduction To Resilience Seminar
An hour-long seminar to raise awareness of resilience building and provide two practical tools which delegates can embed into their work or personal life to improve their emotional wellbeing. This session will give delegates an insight of how resilience is built over time and is a great foundation seminar to encourage individuals to embed self-care and develop strategies to support long term positive mental wellbeing.
The Stress Buster!This hour-long activity based workshop is a 'fun' way of highlighting the stresses experienced in the workplace and identifying the thoughts and feelings associated with these experiences. Participants will then explore simple personal tools to manage that present moment stress. Please note this does not include tools to improve long term positive mental wellbeing. However, if you are looking for something a little bit 'fun' to address a sometimes challenging topic, this workshop may fit the culture of your workplace.

Breaking News -

We want to hear from businesses in Lancashire to help us shape the future of workplace health in a post pandemic world.

Registration is now open for business owners and key decision-makers to let us know what you need when it comes to supporting your employees mental health and wellbeing, so they can be healthy, present, productive and motivated. Please click here to register.

Course titleHow it works
Bespoke Inset DaysWe can work with you to create engaging content to prioritise wellbeing on your staff inset days. From interactive seminars to carrying out staff surveys and action planning, we will work with you to get the most out of your day. Please see our seminars on 'Thriving Workplaces' for a taster of what we can offer.
Understanding Our Mental Health and Resilience SeminarA two-hour seminar aimed at teachers to develop understanding of their own mental health and resilience, covering:
- Introduction to the dual model of mental health.
- Common mental health conditions.
- The role of stigma in the workplace.
- The importance of resilience and Mind’s resilience model.
- Three practical tools for resilience.
Supporting Student Mental Health and Resilience SeminarA two-hour seminar aimed at developing teacher understanding of the importance of mental health and resilience for young people, covering:
- The importance of building resilience from an early age.
- Signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions in young people.
- Talking about mental health with young people.
- Embedding resilience in the classroom.
- Further support for children, young people and parents.
Understanding Self HarmThis half day workshop will encourage you to challenge your thinking around self harm and tackle misconceptions and myths around the subject. You will be looking at risk factors, safeguarding, harm minimisation and helpful strategies to support people who self harm. You will walk away with knowledge of how to respond to self harm in a helpful so to encourage engagement and support moving forward.
Self Harm Lunch & LearnThis one hour seminar is an introduction to understanding self harm aimed at challenging misconceptions.
Parent seminarsWe can deliver a range of one-hour seminars to increase parental awareness of mental health and resilience for young people, alongside increasing awareness and engagement with your school’s approach to wellbeing.

Course titleHow it works
Understanding Self HarmThis half day workshop will encourage you to challenge your thinking around self harm and tackle misconceptions and myths around the subject. You will be looking at risk factors, safeguarding, harm minimisation and helpful strategies to support people who self harm. You will walk away with knowledge of how to respond to self harm in a helpful so to encourage engagement and support moving forward.
Self-awareness of Stress, Anxiety and Depression SeminarThis hour-long seminar will raise awareness and understanding of stress, anxiety and depression; and challenge stigma and misconceptions around these experiences. This seminar is often a starting point to encourage individuals to talk about thoughts and feelings and to looking after their mental health in the long term.
Introduction to ResilienceAn hour-long seminar to raise awareness of resilience building and provide two practical tools which delegates can embed into their work or personal life to improve their emotional wellbeing. This session will give delegates an insight of how resilience is built over time and is a great foundation seminar to encourage individuals to embed self-care and develop strategies to support long term positive mental wellbeing.
Building Confidence and Self EsteemA one and a half hour long seminar that aims to encourage learners to build confidence in themselves to improve positive feelings of wellbeing over time.
Self Care for AnxietyA one and a half hour long seminar that aims to provide information to individuals experiencing anxiety or are supporting individuals who experience anxiety and provides practical tools to manage those feelings.
Goal Setting for WellbeingA one and a half hour long seminar that aims to encourage learners to understand the benefits of goal setting from a mental wellbeing perspective and provides tips to support learners to reach their personal goals. 

Please contact our training team if you would like more information. They will be happy to help with your enquiry.

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Lancashire Mind is a company limited by guarantee (company number 3888655) and a registered charity in England and Wales (registered number 1081427) at 80-82 Devonshire Road, Chorley, Lancs, PR7 2DR. Lancashire Mind are registered with the Fundraising Regulator. For all enquiries, call us on 01257 231660.
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