The AFC - Mental Health First Aid Virtual Training
12:00 PM Sep 21 - 12:00 AM Sep 22, 2022
WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID?
Mental health first aid is the support provided to a person who may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis.
Most people are familiar with CPR and know what to do when they are faced with a cardiac emergency. However, would you know what to do if you were faced with someone having a mental health emergency? Now more than ever, it can be vital to understand the signs and symptoms of someone in a mental health crisis and know how to help.
The course was developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. During the course, the 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.
Find and reach out to professional and other supports that could help with recovery to improved mental well-being.
Assist in a mental health or substance use crisis.
Use MHFA actions to maintain one’s own mental well-being.
8 hours of instruction: 2 hours of self-directed study, plus two 3-hour virtual classroom sessions.
Self-study Online Module 1: access link will be sent to course participants by email after their registration has been processed but not later than 2 weeks before the course start date.
Virtual Classroom Modules 2 and 3: delivered via Zoom during the dates indicated below.
The cost to participate in the course is $200 per participant. Limited subsidized spots are available.
COURSE DATES & REGISTRATION