November 16, 2018 to November 17, 2018
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
CMHA PG office
1152 3rd Ave
Mental Health First Aid Canada: For Adults Who Interact With Youth is designed to be sensitive to the unique needs of young people. It is meant to assist education professionals, health providers, parents and other adults in the identification of mental health problems and appropriate first aid intervention strategies.
MHFA Canada teaches participants how to help someone showing signs of a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course aims to teach people to:
- Identify when a person may be a danger to themselves or others and take steps to perserve life.
- Recognize the early signs of mental health problems and provide help to prevent more serious problems from developing.
- Provide comfort to someone with a mental health problem and support them in the recovery of mental health.
The MHFA Canada: For Adults who Interact with Youth is a 14 hour course typically covered over two days. The material covered is specific to youth, aged 12 to 24 years.
The course has seven modules, with the following topics covered:
- Mental Health and Mental Illness
- Substance Related Disorders
- Mood Disorders
- Deliberate Self – Injury
- Anxiety Disorders
- Eating Disorders
- Psychotic Disorders
The following mental health crisis situations are covered:
- Suicidal Behaviour
- Panic Attacks
- Reactions to traumatic events
- Violence associated with psychosis
Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of these mental health problems, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.
Participants receive a copy of the Youth MHFA manual to keep.