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 at the end of January 2021, nabs has worked with the Mental Health Commission of Canada to train and certify 90 people nationally.  We are currently managing a waiting list for the next certification of 90 people in April and May 2021. For more information, please email Louise Berube lberube@nabs.org

Mental Health First Aid – One Pager

The course is a 12-hour evidence based MHFA Basic course, and it has proven to give participants:

  • 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

Topics that are covered in the training include:

  • Substance-related disorders
  • Mood-related disorders
  • Anxiety and trauma-related disorders
  • Psychotic disorders

The training also provides crisis first aid interventions for:

  • Overdose
  • Suicidal Behaviour
  • Panic Attacks
  • Psychotic Episode
  • Acute Stress Reaction

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


Our Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Graduates

nabs Team

  • Louise Berube
  • Loraine Brown (West)
  • Angeline Abinoja (West)
  • Enki Nagano (West)

 

 

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