Mental Health First Aid Certification Workshops

As a facilitator of adult learning with over 20 years’ experience in front line Mental Health and Community Social Services, I will work with your organization to develop a customized curriculum that supports the needs of your employees and targeted audience.

The course provides participants with a basic overview of recognizing mental illnesses and overcoming the stigma of mental health. Case studies are given for each category listed below providing participants with a better understanding of the treatment and actions they can take to help someone experiencing a mental health crisis.

Includes: Certification from the Mental Health Commission of Canada, participant manual, training materials, group activities, videos, case studies, PowerPoint.

The training will cover the following topics:

Mental Health and Mental Health Problems

Substance Disorders and crisis first aid for overdosing

Depression and Bi-Polar Disorders and crisis first aid for suicidal behavior

Anxiety Disorders and crisis first aid for panic attacks & acute stress episodes

Psychotic Disorders and crisis first aid for psychotic episodes

MHFA training can be delivered in a flexible manner to meet the needs of your workplace: two 6-hour sessions or four 3- hour sessions and can be delivered on-site at your corporate facilities, or other specified locations and participants must complete the full 12-hours of training in order to be eligible for certification.

Attending MHFA training:

MHFA provides front-line managers and employees with greater confidence in proactively responding to workplace stress and trauma
Assists managers and HR Professionals in better responding to issues such as accommodation, return-to- work, or performance management when mental health is a factor
Participants are trained to recognize mental health problems, mental health emergencies, and respond appropriately.
Increases employees’ knowledge of mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse problems, and psychotic episodes
Teaches that mental illness is a health concern which can be managed

Costs of mental health problems in the workplace:

More than 1/4 of Canadian workers perceived work-associated stress to be high
Mental health problems and illnesses affect more people in Canada than some of the major physical disorders
1 in 5 people in Canada will experience a mental health problem or illness in any given year, with a cost of over $50 billion to our economy
500,000 Canadians, in any given week are unable to work due to mental health problems or illnesses
60% of people with a mental health problem or illness won’t seek help for fear of being labeled
99,203 Canadians received CPP disability benefits for mental health reasons in 2013, representing 30.4% of all claims

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