Mental Health First Aid

The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training course was developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada to help people provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. MHFA teaches mental health first aid skills. The course does not train people to be therapists, counselors, or mental health professionals. The philosophy behind MHFA is that a mental health crisis, such as suicidal and self-harming actions, may be avoided through early intervention. If a crisis does arise, an MHFA trained person in the workplace can take action that may reduce the harm that could result. 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.

This 12-hour evidence-based MHFA Basic course will cover Substance-related disorders, Mood–related disorders, Anxiety and trauma–related disorders and Psychotic disorders.

In this course participants will gain:

  • Increased awareness of signs and symptoms of the most common mental health problems.
  • Decreased stigma related to mental health.
  • Confidence interacting with individuals experiencing a mental health problem or crisis.
  • Increased knowledge to help individuals in crisis or experiencing a mental health problem.

Audience: OH&S Committee Members, Supervisors, Managers, First Aid Attendants, or anyone that wishes to increase their skills to support their fellow workers.

*Note: This is a two-day (12 hour) course.

Upcoming Events

 

200304FTNELMFA | Mental Health First Aid- 2 day course FORT NELSON


  • March 4, 2020 - March 5, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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200324WILMFA | Mental Health First Aid 2 day course WILLIAMS LAKE


  • March 24, 2020 - March 25, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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200407VANMFA | Mental Health First Aid- 2 day course VANCOUVER


  • April 7, 2020 - April 8, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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200415CASMFA | Mental Health First Aid 2 day course CASTLEGAR


  • April 15, 2020 - April 16, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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200421GIBMFA | Mental Health First Aid- 2 day course GIBSONS


  • April 21, 2020 - April 22, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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200429SURMFA | Mental Health First Aid- 2 day course SURREY


  • April 29, 2020 - April 30, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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200505CRAMFA | Mental Health First Aid 2 day course CRANBROOK


  • May 5, 2020 - May 6, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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200512KAMMFA | Mental Health First Aid 2 day course KAMLOOPS


  • May 12, 2020 - May 13, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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200520NEWWMFA | Mental Health First Aid 2 day course NEW WESTMINSTER


  • May 20, 2020 - May 21, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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200602ABBMFA | Mental Health First Aid- 2 day course ABBOTSFORD


  • June 2, 2020 - June 3, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Register early to receive 10% off our usual course price. *excludes 2019 Whistler OHS Skills Development Week and MHFA courses