First aid training course developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada
Mental health first aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis is resolved. The MHFA basic course includes: explanations of mental health, mental illness and mental health problems; signs and symptoms of common mental health problems and crisis situations; information about effective interventions and treatments; and ways to access professional help.
The course discusses substance-related disorders, mood-related disorders, anxiety and trauma-related disorders and psychotic disorders. Crisis first aid skills for the following situations are learned:
Acute stress reaction
Lunch and beverages for each day are included in the course price.
All workers, supervisors, and managers, including Joint Health and Safety Committee members, and health and safety representatives.