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Mental Health First Aid

The Mental Health Commission of Canada has created a comprehensive 2-day program to increase understanding and competence to deal with mental health problems.

 

This course focuses on important general information to give each participant skills in recognizing and supporting mental health.

Upon successful completion of this course, individuals will earn certification in Mental Health First Aid from the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

 

Mental Health First Aid Canada is included on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Best Practices Portal where it is classified as a best practice. Mental Health First Aid has:

What to expect

  • High Impact - positive changes related to the desired goal(s).

  • High Adaptability - successful adaptation and transferability to different settings.

  • High Quality of Evidence - excellent quality of research/evaluation methodology, confirming the intervention's high impact and adaptability evidence.​

 

MHFA is intended for adults interacting with adults (18 years and older).

This course focuses on the four most common mental health disorders including substance-related, mood-related, anxiety and trauma-related, and psychotic disorders. Participants who take this course are well-prepared to interact confidently about mental health with their family, friends, communities, and workplaces.

BOTH VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE

Outcomes

  • Understand foundational components of mental health

  • Use the Mental Health First Aid ALGEE model to Assess, Listen, Give Reassurance, and Encourage support 

  • Gain the confidence to recognize and provide mental health crisis response 

  • Build empathy and active listening skills

*Please note: This course requires a minimum of 8 participants and at least 2 weeks notice to book.

When it comes to therapy, there is so much more than just a traditional one-on-one setting. We advocate for and provide a modern perspective on therapy that encourages a variety of delivery approaches in order to move mental health beyond the clinical office. Our goal is to help community members not only work through their day-to-day struggles but also empower them to be their most authentic selves in order to better cultivate individual growth and fulfillment. Together we will shift perspectives on mental health—both personally and professionally—by showing how therapeutic tools can be readily utilized in our everyday lives.

SOCIAL SHIFT

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