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Mental Health First Aid – IN PERSON session (Sunday, August 21st and Monday August 22nd) In-Person

With one in every five Canadians experiencing a mental health illness, understanding how to help people who are struggling is more important than ever. MHFA is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing a mental health crisis, or worsening of their mental health. This training will teach participants valuable lessons for helping.

While we often know a lot about physical illness, there tends to be less knowledge about mental health illnesses. Participants will learn about common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illness, including anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. MHFA prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect them to support.

‘First Aiders’ do not take on the role of professionals – they do not diagnose or provide any counselling or therapy.

Why should you take MHFA:

  • Increase your knowledge of signs, symptoms, and risk factors of the most common mental health illnesses and problems (Mental Health Literacy)
  • Increase your confidence in providing help to others.
  • Increase your knowledge in ‘helping actions’ to support those experiencing a mental health problem.
  • Increase mental wellness in yourself
  • Decrease stigma associated with mental health problems

Free for Jumpstart participants. Receive a certificate of completion and an activity record on your co-curricular record (CCR).

PLEASE NOTE: This is a two day session. By registering for this session you will automatically be registered to attend both the August 21 and 22 sessions, 9 am - 4:00 pm.

Registration is required. There are 22 seats available.

Sunday, August 21, 2022
9:00am - 4:00pm
Time Zone:
Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Saskatchewan (change)
Collaborative Learning Lab (CLL) - 145 Murray Library (Map )

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