Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or already in a mental health crisis. Just as first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, MFHA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved.
Course participants will learn how to recognize signs that a person may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or are in a mental health crisis. This eight hour course starts with a two hour self-directed module (Module I) that focuses on the information and strategies that participants will discuss and practice throughout the virtual classroom modules. Course participants are required to complete Module I before participating in the additional modules.
The two online modules (Modules II and III) will be split into two sessions, each three hours in length. Upon registration, participants will receive the MHFA Participant Reference Guide that outlines MHFA actions for developing mental health and substance use issues, along with mental health and substance use crises.
Please note: the cost for this course is $275.00 per person and a certificate of completion will be provided at the end of the course. This course must have 15 people registered and will be confirmed two weeks prior to the date scheduled for Module II, if there are not enough registrants the course may be rescheduled. When the course is confirmed, students registered will be sent the self-study materials for Module I to be completed independently. If the Module I is not completed, a student cannot proceed to the second module and the course fee will not be refunded.
To register for the Mental Health First Aid Training Course scheduled for February 16 and 17, 2022 from 12:30pm to 4:00pm, please fill out the form below: