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 support
- Assist in a mental health or substance use crisis
- Use MHFA actions to maintain one’s own mental well-being
This course opens with a self-directed module (Module 1 • 2 hours) that focuses on the information and strategies that participants will discuss and practice throughout the virtual classroom (Modules 2 and 3 • 3.5 hours each). Modules 2 and 3 are facilitated live but remotely via Zoom as a group with our facilitator, Shirley Hogan.
Approximately 2 weeks before the first session date, 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, as well as the code to access Module 1. Course participants are required to complete Module 1 on their own time before participating in Module 2 and 3. Completion of all modules is required for certification.
Cost: $262.50 per person including GST.
**Note: A stable internet connection and device with webcam, microphone, and speaker functionality is required. As this is a virtual course with a unique code for each participant to access Module 1, we are unable to offer refunds once you have been provided with your code.
Tuesday, January 19 & Thursday, January 21, 8:30am to 12pm
Registration closes January 4 at 4pm
Monday, January 25 & Wednesday, January 27, 4:30pm to 8pm
Registration closes January 11 at 4pm