Mental Health First Aid is offered to someone with an emerging mental health problem or
in a mental health crisis until appropriate treatment is found or the situation is resolved.
1 in 5 Canadians will be living with a mental health problem this year.

In the MHFA course, you will gain a solid understanding of the 5 basic actions of ALGEE:

Assess the risk of suicide and/or harm
Listen non-judgmentally
Give reassurance
Encourage professional support
Encourage other supports

Anyone Can be Trained to Help
This 12-hour evidence-based MHFA Basic course has been proven to give participants:
  • Confidence and skills to engage someone with an emerging
    mental health problem or in a mental health crisis
  • Greater recognition of mental health problems
  • Decreased stigma
  • Improved mental health for themselves
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TOPICS COVERED IN MHFA BASIC;
  • Substance-related disorders
  • Mood–related disorders
  • Anxiety and
  • trauma–related disorders
  • Psychotic disorders

CRISIS FIRST AID INTERVENTIONS FOR;

  • Overdose
  • Suicidal behaviour
  • Panic attacks
  • Psychotic episode
  • Acute stress reaction

 

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