Become a Mental Health First Aider
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.
How mental health first aid helps:
- Preserves life where a person may be a danger to themselves or others.
- Provides help to prevent the mental health problem from developing into a more serious state.
- Promotes the recovery of good mental health.
- Provides comfort to a person experiencing a mental health problem.
Mental Health First Aid Basic
Mental health first aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professiona
l treatment is received or until the crisis is resolved.
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
- Psychotic disorders
First aid skills for the following situations are learned:
- Substance overdose
- Suicidal behaviour
- Panic attack
- Acute stress reaction
- Psychotic episode
May 8th & 11th, 2018 – REGISTER
In need of more specific training, or want to go more in depth? In addition to Mental Health First Aid, we are able to provide training and workshops that are tailored to meet your needs. These courses could be booked on their own, or as a follow-up to Mental Health First Aid. Some examples of customized traning that we have provided are:
- Care for the Caregiver
- Awareness of Mental Health at Work
- Responding with Respect
If you have an idea of a mental health topic that you would like to do a workshop or training session on, please contact us, and we will work with you to develop something that meets the needs of you and your community.