One Heart Training is proud to offer Mental Heath First Aid training to communities around Southern Saskatchewan.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem, 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.

“MHFA – Supporting Youth” is a course designed for members of the public who have frequent contact with young people (ages 12 to 24).

Please note: MHFA does not teach participants to become therapists or counsellors. Rather, it provides the skills, knowledge and attitudes that allow someone to offer effective first aid intervention.

Focus Hours Price
Participants will learn how to:

  • recognize signs that a young person may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health or substance use crisis
  • initiate conversations that encourage a young person to talk about a mental health or substance use problem
  • discuss professional and other supports that could help with recovery to improved mental well-being
  • assist in a mental health or substance use crisis situation
  • check in with one’s own mental well-being and take action as needed
10 Hours Total

Module 1 | 2 Hours 

Self-Directed

Module 2 | 4 Hours 

Virtual (Zoom)

Module 3 | 4 Hours 

Virtual (Zoom)

Regular Price:

Method of Instruction

This 10-hour course opens with a self-directed module (Module 1) that focuses on the information and strategies that participants will discuss and practice throughout the virtual classroom modules (Modules 2 and 3). Module 1 takes up to 2 hours to complete while Modules 2 and 3 are 4 hours in length each, including breaks.

Upon registration, participants will receive the “MHFA – Supporting Youth Participant Reference Guide” that outlines MHFA actions for developing mental health and substance use problems, and mental health and substance use crises.

Contact tiawna@oneheart.ca for more information, and to register.

 

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem, 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. Please note: MHFA does not teach participants to become therapists or counsellors. Rather, it provides the skills, knowledge and attitudes that allow someone to offer effective first aid intervention.

An important component of Mental Health First Aid training is the opportunity to practice the intervention strategy rather than to just learn about it. This simple experience can make it easier to apply the knowledge in a real-life situation.

In addition to crisis interventions, participants learn how to have confident and effective conversations about mental health, regardless of whether someone is in crisis or not. This includes recognizing the signs and symptoms of an emerging mental health problem or noticing a change in someone’s behaviour and starting a conversation with that person.

Focus Hours Price
Participants are taught how to provide effective crisis intervention in a variety of situations:

  • Anxiety Related Disorders
  • Mood Related Disorders
  • Suicidal Behaviour
  • Substance Related Disorders
  • Acute Stress Reaction
  • Psychotic Episodes
12-hours | 2 Days Regular Price:

$250

MHFA is an interactive workshop that teaches participants to recognize the signs that a person may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis and how to provide initial help and guide the person to appropriate professional resources.

 

Contact tiawna@oneheart.ca for more information, and to register.