December 6, 2018 to December 7, 2018
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
CMHA PG office
1152 3rd Ave
MHFA Canada Basic Course
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 preserve 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.
Mental Health First Aid Canada is a 12-hour training course typically delivered in four modules of three hours each but can be done over a two day period as well. Participants will learn how to provide initial help to people who are showing signs of a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis
The course has four modules, with the following topics covered:
- Mood disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Substance Use Disorder
The following mental health crisis situations are covered:
- Suicidal behaviour
- Panic Attacks
- Reactions to traumatic events
- Psychotic episodes
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 Basic MHFA manual to keep.