Mental Health First Aid
August 21, 2019
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2-day certificate workshop to empower individuals to support people in their lives developing or experiencing mental health issues.

About this Event

MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS WILL AFFECT ONE IN FIVE CANADIANS THIS YEAR.Some mental health problems are more common than many physical health problems. While people often know a lot about physical illness, most people have little knowledge about mental illness. This lack of understanding promotes fear and stigma. It prevents people from seeking help early and seeking the best kind of help. It also keeps people from providing appropriate support to friends, colleagues, family members and people around them simply because they do not know how.Join us for this two day workshop delivered by FSEAP counsellors trained and certified by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.


What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing mental health problems or experiencing a mental health crisis.

After completing the workshop, participants will receive a Mental Health First Aid Certificate and a Mental Health First Aid manual, covering the course content and additional resources.This workshop is taught by Lyndsay Sieger. Lyndsay has over 20 years of non profit experience with particular expertise providing and coordinating clinical services to individuals, families and groups. She works from a person centered and strength based model, with experience in trauma-informed clinical counselling. Lyndsay also has significant experience creating and facilitating psychoeducational workshops.

Topics covered:

  • Definitions
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Basic mental health first aid model
  • Effective interventions and treatments
  • How to access professional help

Mental health problems covered:

  • Substance-related disorders
  • Mood-related disorders
  • Anxiety-related disorders
  • Trauma related disorders
  • Psychosis

Crisis situations covered:

  • Suicidal behavior
  • Overdoses
  • Panic attacks
  • Reactions to traumatic events
  • Psychotic disorders

Snacks and coffee/tea will be provided but lunch will not be. There are a number of restaurants in the immediate vicinity.Bringing a pen & paper/notebook is recommended.


August 21: 9 am - 5 pm

August 22: 9 am - 5 pm


201-1638 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Transport & Parking:

The workshop location is walking distance from the Commercial/Broadway sky train station. There is free parking on 11th Avenue between Woodland and Clark as well as a paid Impark parking lot ($6.00/day) right behind the building (entrance from 10th Avenue and Commercial).

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