Mental Health First Aid Standard (VIRTUAL) Course

Course Objectives

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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the support provided to a person who may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis.

Course participants will learn how to recognize signs that a person may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis and encourage that person to:

  • Talk about declines in their mental well-being
  • Discuss professional and other supports that could help with recovery to improved mental well-being
  • Reach out to these supports
  • Assist in a mental health or substance use crisis
  • Use MHFA actions to maintain one’s own mental well-being
 

Topics

Module 1: Self-Directed

  • Introduction to the course
  • Introduction to MHFA actions

Module 2: Virtual Classroom

  • Practice applying MHFA actions to situations of declining mental well-being
  • Guidelines for MHFA conversations with people from diverse cultures and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community

Module 3 Virtual Classroom

  • Discussion on using MHFA actions for self-care
  • Practice using MHFA actions in crisis situations
 

Method of Instruction

This 9-hour course opens with a self-directed module (Module 1) that focuses on the information and strategies that participants will discuss and practice throughout the virtual classroom modules (Modules 2 and 3). Course participants are required to complete Module 1 before participating in Module 2 and 3.
Upon registration, participants will receive the “MHFA Participant Reference Guide” that outlines MHFA actions for developing mental health and substance use problems, and mental health and substance use crises.

Key Outcomes:

  • Increased awareness of mental health
  • Decreased stigma related to mental health
  • Increased confidence interacting with individuals experiencing a mental health problem or crisis
  • Increased help actually provided to individuals in crisis or experiencing a mental health problem
  • Successful participants keep the course manual covering everything that was taught and more
  • Certification from the Mental Health Commission of Canada

Virtual Upcoming Courses

Currently booking for groups of 8 – 15 participants.  Contact us to book your team’s private course.
 
COST: $200 per participant for groups of 8 – 11
 
            $175 per participant for groups of 12 – 15
 
Virtual courses open to the public:
Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 5 & 6 2022 @ 5:00pm – 9:00pm
 
Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022 @ 9:00am – 4:30pm
 
Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022 @ 9:00am – 4:30pm
https://mentalhealthfirstaidnov13.eventbrite.ca
 
Wednesday & Thursday, Nov. 16 & 17 2022, @ 5:00pm – 9:00pm

In-Person Mental Health First Aid Basic Course

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. Crisis first aid skills taught in the cases of substance overdose, suicidal behaviour, panic attack, acute stress reaction and psychotic episode.  Participants who take this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with their family, friends, communities, and workplaces.

MHFA Canada is a program of the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC). The MHCC collaborates with hundreds of partners to change the attitudes of Canadians toward mental health problems and illnesses and to improve services and support. Over 400,000 people in Canada have been trained in MHFA. 

Key Outcomes:

  • Increased awareness of signs and symptoms of the most common mental health problems
  • Decreased stigma related to mental health
  • Increased confidence interacting with individuals experiencing a mental health problem or crisis
  • Increased help actually provided to individuals in crisis or experiencing a mental health problem
  • Successful participants keep the course manual covering everything that was taught and more
  • Certification from the Mental Health Commission of Canada

In-Person Upcoming Courses

Currently booking for groups of 8 – 25 participants.  Contact us to book your team’s private course.

COST: $200 per participant for groups of 8 – 11

           $175 per participant for groups of 12 – 25