Mental Health First Aid at The Royal - May 14 & 15, 2012

Ottawa, Ontario
Monday, May 14, 2012

MHFA Canada Basic Course 


The following mental health problems are covered:

  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Substance Use Disorder

The following mental health crisis situations are covered:

  • Suicidal behaviour
  • Overdoses
  • Panic Attacks
  • Reactions to traumatic events
  • Psychotic episodes

Course Outline 

Session 1: Mental Health and Mental Illness

  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Common mental health problems
  • The five basic steps of mental health first aid
  • What are substance use disorders?
  • Symptoms and risk factors
  • Crisis first aid for overdose
  • Mental health first aid for substance use disorders
  • Treatment and resources

Session 2: Mood Disorders

  • What is depression?
  • Symptoms of depression
  • Risk factors for depression
  • What is bipolar disorder?
  • Symptoms of bipolar dissorder
  • Risk factors for bipolar disorder 
  • Alcohol, drugs and depression
  • Suicide in Canada
  • Crisis first aid for suicidal behaviour
  • Mental health first aid for mood disorders 
  • Treatment and resources

Session 3: Anxiety Disorders

  • What are anxiety disorders?
  • Symptoms of anxiety disorders
  • Risk factors for anxiety disorders
  • Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
  • Crisis first aid for panic attacks
  • Crisis first aid for acute stress reaction
  • Mental health first aid for anxiety disorders
  • Treatment and resources

Session 4: Psychosis

  • What are psychotic disorders?
  • Symptoms of psychotic disorders
  • Risk factors for psychosis
  • Alcohol, drugs and psychotic disorders
  • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
  • Mental health first aid for psychosis
  • Treatment and resources
  • Other expressions of distress


Contact Information

  • Phone: 613.722.6521 extension 6535

Payment Instructions

  • Fee: $180 (Regular), $90 (Student) includes 2 Days of Training, the Mental Health First Aid book, other materials, refreshments and lunches.

    Payments may be made by Visa, Mastercard or cheque made out to The Royal and addressed to: Attn: MC Morley, Rm 1414, 1145 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Z 7K4.

    Cancelations and refunds are not automatic and may be subject to a $50 administrative fee, but substitutions are possible.

    Please contact MC Morley at 613.722.6521 extension 6535 if you require any assistance or email
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