Mental Health First Aid – Supporting Youth

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 

In-Person

Module 3 | 4 Hours 

In-Person

Regular Price:

$225

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 in-person 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.

Course participants will complete Module 1 before participating in Modules 2 and 3.

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.