Mental Health First Aid workshop

Mental Health First Aid - April 23-24, 2019

Did you know that two out of three post-secondary students in Canada say stress negatively affects their studies?

Join us for a Mental Health First Aid workshop on April 23 and 24. Increase your mental health literacy, help to decrease the stigma associated with this topic and build the confidence to be able to support people with mental health challenges. You can register for the workshop through Professional and Continuing Studies. 

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved.

The MHFA Canada program aims to improve mental health literacy, and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague.

Research has shown that this evidence-based course offers significant positive effects for participants and their workplaces, communities, and families, including:

  • significantly greater recognition of the most common mental health problems;
  • decreased social distance from people with mental health problems;
  • increased confidence in providing help to others; and
  • improved mental health of MHFA participants themselves.

Who can take an MHFA workshop?

Everyone. Anyone can benefit from MHFA and more than 300,000 Canadians have been trained already. From psychological health and safety in the workplace to schools and community groups to people in Northern Canada, MHFA has had a positive and long-lasting impact on Canadians from coast to coast to coast. 

MHFA is well suited to all workplaces seeking to reduce incidences of mental health problems and issues.