MHFA Adults who Interact with Youth, developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, is intended for an adult audience whose primary focus is youth (aged 12-24). In addition to the four most common disorders discussed in MHFA BASIC, this course includes instruction about eating disorders and deliberate self-injury. Participants who take this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with the young people in their lives, including at schools, extra-curricular activities, social services, family, friends, and communities.
Participants will receive a comprehensive manual that serves as a workbook, worksheets and activities, resources and a certificate upon completion of the course.
Aims of the 2 day (14 hour) course
Recognize the symptoms of mental health problems or crises as they develop in youth, including eating disorders and non-suicidal self-injury.
Provide initial help when facing a mental health problem or crisis.
Guide youth and/or adult who support them toward appropriate professional help.
Learn how to accommodate young people who are in distress or are recovering from a crisis.
Mental Health and Stigma
Substance related disorders
Mood related disorders
Anxiety and trauma-related disorders
Crisis First Aid Interventions For
Acute stress reaction
Who should train in MHFA Adults Who Interact With Youth?
Parents and family members