If I sprain my ankle, chances are you’ll know what to do.
If I have a panic attack, chances are you won’t.
If you’ve taken an emergency first aid course, you’ve learned the skills needed to help someone experiencing a sudden illness or injury. People can also experience mental health crises, and it is important that more of us know how to provide help.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course designed to give health professionals and members of the public the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. MHFA is an interactive, 12 hour workshop, offered over 2 days and is being offered to health professionals and members of the public on Cortes Island. It will teach 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.
What you can expect from this course:
– Gain the confidence and skills to engage someone with an emerging mental health problem or in a mental health crisis;
– Greater recognition of mental health problems;
– Decreased stigma; and
– Improved mental health for yourself.
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.
Friday, June 7 & Saturday, June 8, 2019
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Klahoose Multipurpose Building
1790 Tork Road, Squirrel Cove
Registration deadline is May 30, 2019. Complete registration form HERE or contact email@example.com, or call 250-935-8558.