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Mental Health First Aid
August 16, 2019
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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.

WE SHOULD ALL HAVE THE CONFIDENCE TO PROVIDE EFFECTIVE FIRST AID!

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.

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.

Dates:

September 16: 9 am - 5 pm

September 17: 9 am - 5 pm

Location:

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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