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:
- Substance overdose
- Suicidal behaviour
- Panic attack
- Acute stress reaction
- Psychotic episode
All workers, supervisors, and managers, including Joint Health and Safety Committee members, and health and safety representatives.
Currently there are no sessions scheduled for this course. Please contact one of our Customer Care Representatives or call 1-888-730-7821 to inquire about future course openings or to be placed on a wait list for this course.