Mental Health First Aid Training
BCCDA invites you to participate in the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) STANDARD online virtual course by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. This training is presented by Cliff Thorbes, HTR, CCDP, and MHFA Canada Facilitator.
The Mental Health Commission of Canada reports that one in every five Canadians experiences a mental health problem within a given year. While we often know a lot about physical illness, there tends to be less knowledge about mental health or substance use problems.
This lack of understanding leads to fear and negative attitudes towards individuals living with these problems. It prevents people from seeking help for themselves and from providing appropriate support to people around them.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) 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
• Have conversations that encourage a 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 support
• Assist in a mental health or substance use crisis
• Use MHFA actions to maintain one’s own mental well-being
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
Method of Instruction
This 9-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.
THE TRAINING IS OPEN TO ANYONE WITH A SPECIAL DISCOUNT RESERVED FOR OUR MEMBERS!
Members : $215
Non Members: $225
Terms & Conditions
Access information for the self-directed module 1 will be sent to your email address either 2-weeks before the course, or within 2-business days of your registration; whichever is later.
By registering for this training course, you accept and agree to abide by the attached Terms and Conditions.
You must be at least 18 years of age to register for and attend a training course.
To attend this virtual training course (via Zoom), you must have access to a working camera, microphone and speakers or earphones.
Mental Health First Aid Blended Learning Course Outline
SAFETY and Safe space during the course
Virtual Courses – Terms and Conditions
For any questions about content of the training, please contact:
Cliff Thorbes/ firstname.lastname@example.org
For any questions about registrations, please contact:
Sweety Rajpal/ email@example.com