May 8, 2018 to May 11, 2018
8:45 am to 4:00 pm
HOpe Centre – Telfer Burke Room
1337 St. Andrews Ave.
North Vancouver, BC
If you’ve taken a physical first aid course; you’ve learned the skills needed to help someone experiencing a sudden illness or injury. People can also have mental health crisis, and it is important that more Canadians know how to provide help in these situations too.
MHFA Basic is intended for adults interacting with adults (18 years and older). This course focuses on the four most common mental health disorders including substance-related, mood-related, anxiety and trauma-related, and psychotic disorders. Participants who take this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with their family, friends, communities, and workplaces.
Mental Health First Aid Basic is a 12-hour course focused on adults interacting with adults in all environments. The course discusses the following mental disorders:
- Substance-related disorders
- Mood-related disorders
- Anxiety and trauma-related disorders
First aid skills for the following situations are learned:
- Substance overdose
- Suicidal behaviour
- Panic attack
- Acute stress reaction
- Psychotic episode
This 2-day course is running at the following times:
Tuesday May 8th: 8:45 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday, May 11th: 8:45 AM – 4:00 PM
Please note that all registrants must attend the entire course in order to receive a certificate of completion, so please try to arrive 10-15 minutes early. There will be 2 15-minute breaks and a 45-minute lunch break each day. We suggest that you bring a lunch, but if you are unable to, there are snacks and sandwiches available at the Blenz HOpe Cafe on the first floor of the HOpe Centre, and we are just two blocks off of Lonsdale for more food options. We try to maintain a scent-free environment, so please refrain from wearing perfumes or colognes for the duration of the training.