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Mental Health First Aid SUPPORTING YOUTH virtual

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Mental Health First Aid SUPPORTING YOUTH virtual is intended for adults supporting youth between the ages of 12-24.

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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person who may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or who might be in a crisis. The course is designed for adults who have frequent contact with young people, for example, parents and guardians, teachers and other school staff, sports coaches, youth pastors, youth workers, child and youth counsellors, etc.

Course 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 and encourage that person to:

  • Have conversations that encourage a young person to
  • Talk about their mental well-being
  • Discuss professional and other supports that could help with recovery to improved mental well-being
  • Reach out to these supports
  • Assist in a mental health or substance use crisis situation
  • Check in with one’s own mental well-being and take action as needed
  • OVERVIEW OF THREE-PART COURSE

Module 1: Self-Directed (2 hours. Must be completed prior to accessing the Livestream)

  • Introduction to MHFA Actions – ALGEES
  • The role of a first aider
  • Key knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours
  • Impact of stigma on mental well-being
  • The range of changes that may indicate a decline in mental well-being
  • Risk factors and protective factors that influence mental well-being
  • The range of changes that may indicate a decline in mental well-being
  • Introduction to MHFA Actions – ALGEES
  • Activity: Use the information in this module to create a Persona of a young
  • person you are likely to encounter

Module 2: Virtual Livestream session (4 hours)

  • Key skills: Assessing the situation
  • Key skills: Communicating respectfully (includes communicating with people
  • from diverse cultures and with members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community)
  • Case studies
  • Review activity: Use what you have learned to support the Persona created
  • in Module 1

Module 3: Virtual Livestream session (4 hours)

  • Responding to possible challenges
  • Recognizing possible signs of a crisis
  • MHFA actions in a crisis
  • Case studies
  • Using MHFA actions (ALGEES) for your own self-care

TOPICS COVERED

Anxiety

Depression

Eating and feeding disorders

Self-injurious behaviour

Thoughts of suicide

Trauma

Substance use

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We are a group of certified trainers who are passionate about delivering life-changing workshops. Based out of Guelph, Ontario, our trainers have travelled across the country training in various contexts, including delivering trainings to educators, community members, corporate personnel, and those with various multicultural and faith backgrounds. Born out of a passion to equip teams and individuals with skills for life we have seen these trainings change lives.

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