September 19, 2018 to September 21, 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:
Wednesday, September 19th: 8:45 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday, September 21st: 8:45 AM – 4:00 PM
MATERIALS: Bring whatever office supplies you require to help your learning style, e.g. pen, post-it notes, highlighters, etc.
NO SCENT POLICY: Your instructor has environmental allergies so please refrain from wearing/using scented products (e.g. perfumes, colognes, hair styling products, hand cream, body lotions etc.). Failing to do so may result in being asked to leave the course.
BREAKS: There will be 2, 15-minute breaks and a 45-minute lunch break each day. It is recommended to 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. A Whole Foods and other meal options are two-blocks away.
PARKING: There is underground pay-parking available at the HOpe Centre and pay-parking at Lions Gate Hospital Visitor Parking lot.
ACCESSIBILITY: Please inform us of any access needs we need to meet or consider in order to maximize your full participation during the course. The entrance on St. Andrews Avenue is accessible via wheelchair. There are public bathrooms with accessible stalls, but no private bathrooms.
CERTIFICATION: In order to receive a Mental Health First Aid certificate of completion, you must be present for the entire scheduled training.
MISCONDUCT: If a participant is disruptive, disrespectful, rude, and otherwise negatively contributes to the unfolding of the course in any way, the instructor has the right to ask the participant to leave the course and the participant will not receive a Mental Health First Aid certificate of completion.