Mental Health First Aid - Course Registration
Prince's Trust Canada is pleased to offer Mental Health First Aid, two-day certification course (virtual) to it's staff, mentors and volunteers of Veteran serving organizations enabling them to be better equipped to work with Veterans and support their own positive mental health. The Mental Health First Aid course is an evidence-based certification program that helps individuals provide assistance to people experiencing a mental illness or a mental health problem.
The course approaches mental health with a Veteran lens, the core content is transferable to other populations and situations. Plus, there is a good chunk related to one's own mental health.
Important disclaimer from Mental Heath Commission of Canada: Mental Health First Aid for Veteran Community does not train people to become counsellors or therapists. Just like with physical first aid, we need to ensure that those in contact with members of the Veteran Community can identify an emerging mental health problem and respond effectively in the event of a crisis.
Register today to reserve your spot! Registration is limited to 15 people.
The course syllabus can be found here: https://mentalhealthcommission.ca/training/mhfa/veteran-virtual/
Module 1: Self-Directed
- Introduction to the course
- Introduction to MHFA actions
Module 2: Virtual Classroom
- Practice applying MHFA actions to situations of declining mental well-being
- Guidelines for MHFA conversations with people from diverse cultures and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community
Module 3 Virtual Classroom
- Discussion on using MHFA actions for self-care
- Practice using MHFA actions in crisis situations
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Sherry Lachine of Broadmind has been our mental health expert since 2017. She is an Veteran, entrepreneur, mental health practitioner and authorized service provider of Mental Health First Aid.
ABOUT THE COURSE:
Course Objectives: Mental Health First Aid is the support provided to a person who may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis.
Course participants will learn how to recognize signs that a person may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis and encourage that person to:
- Talk about declines in their mental well-being
- Discuss professional and other supports that could help with recovery to improved mental well-being
- Reach out to these supports
- Assist in a mental health or substance use crisis
- Use MHFA actions to maintain one's own mental well-being
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). Course participants are required to complete Module 1 before participating in Module 2 and 3.
Prince’s Trust Canada is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and we integrate this throughout our work. In doing so, we have updated our demographic collection to be more inclusive. As such, we encourage you answer all questions (based on your comfort level) and self-identify as a way for us to collect EDI data. Please note that you are welcome to opt-out of the demographic questions by simply selecting the “prefer not to disclose” option.
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