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Mental Health First Aid- Basic

Course Information

Course Code

MHFA110

Instruction Method

In person workshop

Fee

Please see fee below

Length

2 day workshop (held over 2 consecutive Saturdays) - 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Instructor(s)

Adrianne Sequeira M DIV/COUNSELLING, BHA, R.P., R.N., CPMHN(C)

Learner Outcomes

In the Mental Health First Aid Basic  course, you will gain a solid understanding of the 5 basic actions of ALGEE:

Assess the risk of suicide and/or harm
Listen non-judgmentally
Give reassurance
Encourage professional support
Encourage other supports

ALGEE is the framework for having a confident conversation about mental health with family, friends, colleagues, and strangers.

Key outcomes:

International evaluations and feedback have found the following outcomes for participants undertaking a Mental Health First Aid Basic course:

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

Intended For

MHFA Basic is intended for adults interacting with adults (18 years and older). This course focuses on the four most common mental health disorders including substance related, mood related, anxiety and trauma related, and psychotic disorders. Participants who take this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with their family, friends, communities, and workplaces.

Please see link to : Mental Health Commission of Canada for further information

Please note employees of The Michener Institute of Education at UHN may be able to apply PD Funds. For more information please contact your Manager or Human Resources Professional.

 

Text Book

None- all materials will be provided at the course

Location

The Michener Institute of Education at UHN- 222 St Patrick Street, Toronto ON M5T 1V4

Certificate Program

Certificate of Completion

Topics Covered

  1. Mental Health and Stigma
  2. Substance related disorders
  3. Mood related disorders
  4. Anxiety and trauma related disorders
  5. Psychotic disorders

Courses

CodeCourse TitleFormatTuitionDate(s)Register ByAvailability
MHFA110-Y02Mental Health First Aid-Basic- Please note course takes place two consecutive Saturdays.Workshop$229.00Feb-29-2020 to Mar-07-2020Open


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