September 4&5, November 13&20, 2012
Mental Health First Aid courses
Trillium Health Centre-West Toronto:
September 4 AND 5, 2012 – for Adults Who Interact With Youth version (14 hrs/ 2 days)
November 13 AND 20, 2012 – Basic course addresses all ages (12 hours over 2 days)
Registration for these interactive workshops is limited to 16 for each program.
Fee is $130.00 for the Basic course and $160.00 for the Youth course. Participants would choose one version only. Both courses include an informative manual and refreshments. The Youth course includes an light lunch.
Location: Trillium Health Centre, 150 Sherway Drive, Etobicoke, ON
Mental Health First Aid(MHFA) is a program of the Mental Health Commission Canada designed to increase awareness of mental health issues, reduce stigma, familiarize participants with signs and symptoms of Mental Health issues and equip them with basic skills and knowledge to help a person access mental health resources.
Target Audience: anyone whose work (paid or volunteer) brings them in contact with people who may experience mental health problems. People involved in the social services, career counselling, hospitality, security, coaching, and many other endeavours may find the course useful.
After completing the course, you will be able to:
· Recognise signs and symptoms of mental health problems
· Assess the risk of suicide and/ or harm
· Provide initial help to a person experiencing a mental health problem or crisis
· Give reassurance and information
· Guide a person towards appropriate professional help or other supports
· Receive a Certificate of Participation.
Course facilitators are Social Workers experienced in working in mental health programs who have been certified by the Mental Health Commission of Canada to offer these workshops.
For more information about MHFA Canada, check http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.ca.
To register or for more information about these courses, email MHFAinfo@thc.on.ca