Free Mental Health First Aid Course for Small Business and Not-For-Profit in Timmins Area

February 05, 2019 - February 06, 2019
Location: 
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
30 Algonquin Blvd West
Timmins, ON P4N 2R3
Canada
Time:
8:00am - 4:00pm
Region: 
Northwestern Ontario

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? 

Stigma 
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.

Awareness 
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.

Confidence 
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.