nabs is partnering with the Mental Health Commission of Canada  to train industry professionals in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION OF CANADA

Mental Health First Aid

nabs is partnering with the Mental Health Commission of Canada to train industry professionals in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). Mental Health First Aid is offered to someone with an emerging mental health problem or in a mental health crisis until appropriate treatment is found or the situation is resolved. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, 1 in 5 Canadians will be living with a mental health problem this year.

As mid May 2021, nabs has worked with the Mental Health Commission of Canada to train and certify over 250 people nationally in more than 60 organizations. We are currently managing a waiting list for the next certification later this summer. For more information, please email Louise Berube lberube@nabs.org

Mental Health First Aid – One Pager

The course is a 3 step, evidence based MHFA Basic course including:

  1. 1. Online training module – this can take up to two hours to complete and is a pre-requisite to Steps 2 & 3
  2. 2. ½ day Online zoom session #1
  3. 3. ½ day Online zoom session #2

Debrief Session with nabs is scheduled a week following training and certification.

New! Coming directly to your inbox soon: MHFA Boosters; a “knowledge boosting” tool for participants of the course. Three months after completing MHFA, each participant would receive a link to the online Boosters, which take about 15 minutes each. These Boosters are meant to refresh knowledge learned in the course. Topics that are covered in the training include substance-related; mood-related; anxiety and trauma related disorders. Crisis First Aid Interventions for overdose; suicidal behaviour; panic attacks; psychotic episode; acute stress reaction

Outcomes:

  • Confidence and skills to engage someone with an emerging mental health problem or in a mental health crisis
  • Greater recognition of mental health problems
  • Improved mental health for themselves

Some other resource documents developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada include:


 

 

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