Mental Health First Aid Standards (Virtual)

  1. September 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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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
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
This virtual 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 and read the “MHFA Participant Reference Guide” before participating in Module 2 and 3. The live virtual classroom will take place on Zoom. You must have access to a laptop or tablet with a webcam and microphone, and regular access to email for updates.

** Space is limited. Registration closes Friday, September 3rd **

Cost is $180 per person.

Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate of completion from the Mental Health Commission of Canada.


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