Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved.
The MHFA for Adults Who Interact with Youth adaptation focuses on mental health problems and first aid for youth ages 12 to 24. The majority of mental health problems develop during adolescence or early adulthood.
- Substance-related disorders
- Mood disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Psychotic disorders
- Eating disorders
- Deliberate self-injury
Crisis intervention training provided for:
- Suicidal behaviour
- Panic attack
- Psychotic episode
- Acute stress reaction
Evidence of Impact
This evidence-based course offers significant positive impacts for participants and their workplaces, communities, and families, namely:
- Significantly greater recognition of the most common mental health problems;
- Decreased social distance from people with mental health problems;
- Increased confidence in providing help to others; and,
- Improved mental health of the MHFA participant her/himself.
Cameron Keller, President of Kaleidoscope Training and Consulting will be your instructor. In his former role of Vice President with the Mental Health Commission of Canada, he grew this program to over 100,000 first aiders in Canada. His creative and enthusiastic delivery of this course draws on his many years of experience as a mental health professional and national executive. Cameron is a clinician, executive coach and mental health and wellness consultant.
Date and Location
The course will be delivered in Burnaby Heights on October 17 and 18, 2016. Each day begins at 8:30am and ends at 5:00pm. Participants have access to ample free parking onsite.
The course fee of $295 is inclusive of all program materials (participant manual and certificate of completion). 20% discounts available for groups and post-secondary students in health and human services programs. Ask for details.