What is Mental Health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis is resolved. The concept is based on the model of medical first aid. Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based course developed in Australia by Betty Kitchener and Professor Tony Jorm. The course has been formally evaluated and shows a number of benefits:
Who should attend?
Everyone can benefit from Mental Health First Aid Canada – members of the general public, teachers, health service providers, university students, emergency workers, frontline workers who deal with the public, volunteers, human resources professionals, employers, community groups.
What is the Purpose of the course?
Mental Health First Aid Course teaches people to:
After completing the Mental Health First Aid Canada course, participants will receive a Mental Health First Aid Canada Certificate.
Participants are also provided with the first aid package which covers the course content and provides additional resources. Participants must attend all 12-14 hours of the course to receive their certificate.
Instructors for June 26 & 27, 2012: