July 19, 2017 to July 20, 2017
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
CMHA PG office
1152 3rd Ave
Who should take an MHFA Canada course?
Anyone can benefit from Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). It is open to members of the general public. Families affected by mental health problems, teachers, health service providers, emergency workers, frontline workers who deal with the public, volunteers, human resources professionals, employers and community groups are just a few of the groups who have benefited from MHFA.
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.