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Mental Health First Aid for Agriculture

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Origin Malting & Brewing

60 Spruce Park Drive

Strathmore, AB T1P 1J2

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Mental Health First Aid in Agriculture

Mental Health First Aid Certification Training

Brought to you by DoMoreAg and Farm Credit Canada's Community Fund

Join us at Origin Malting & Brewing in Strathmore, Alberta on February 25th and 26th to receive your Mental Health First Aid Certification Training.

Did you know?

1 in 3 (33%) Canadians will experience a mental health problem at some point in their life. In a recent agriculture study, 45% of Canadian farmers reported high stress, 58% reported anxiety, and 35% reported depression. The earlier a problem is detected and treated, the better the outcome. Mental Health First Aid Canada gives individuals the skills to provide that early help that is so important in recovery. Let’s Do More together!


What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and facilitated by a Bridges Health Instructor, is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing the worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Just like physical first aid is provided until medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate support is found or until the crisis is resolved. You can learn more by visiting mhfa.ca.


What will I learn at Mental Health First Aid Certification Training?

The MHFA Canada program aims to improve mental health literacy and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague.

This course will teach participants how to:

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems.
  • Provide initial help.

  • Guide a person towards appropriate professional help.

MHFA aims to:

  • Preserve life where a person may be a danger to themselves or others.

  • Provide help to prevent the mental health problem from developing into a more serious state.

  • Promote the recovery of good mental health.

  • Provide comfort to a person experiencing a mental health problem.


What is the cost to attend this two-day course?

Thanks to DoMoreAg this course is FREE! Lunch and beverages will be provided at the course as well. *Please contact the organizer if you possess any allergies or dietary restrictions*

Limited space as there's only 25 spots available!

*Attendees must be present both days in order to receive the MHFA certification training*

*If you register and can no longer attend for an unforeseen reason, please contact the organizer as soon as possible*


If you have any questions, please contact event organizer Hannah Konschuh at hannahkonschuh@gmail.com.

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