Two-day course developed by Mental Health Commission of Canada
Workplace Safety North and DMC Mining have partnered to offer a free Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations in the Timmins area.
Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person, mental health first aid is provided until appropriate support is found or until the crisis is resolved.
Successful participants receive an MHCC training certificate; course value $250. Lunch and beverages for each day are included. Please note: Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
What you learn
- Mental health and stigma
- Signs and symptoms
- Effective intervention
- Resources and supports
Why take an MHFA course?
There is stigma associated with mental health problems. Evidence shows that taking an MHFA courses reduces social distance between the participant and someone experiencing a mental health problem.
One person in five will experience a mental health problem this year. Evidence shows that MHFA course participants increase their awareness of signs and symptoms of the most common mental health problems.
The most difficult part of intervening is knowing what to say. Evidence shows that taking an MHFA course increases the confidence participants have in engaging someone experiencing a mental health problem or crisis.