One in three Canadians will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime.
Will YOU know how to help?
Mental Health First Aid for Adults who Interact with Youth is an evidence-based program of the Mental Health Commission of Canada aiming to improve mental health literacy and to provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in youth ages 12 to 24. Mental health problems often first develop during adolescence or early adulthood, with half of all mental disorders beginning by age 14, and 75% beginning by age 24. This interactive course is provided in a supportive group learning environment. Practical skills are taught using a model that is easy to remember and apply in real-life settings.
The early signs and symptoms of developing mental health problems will be different from the more established clinical profiles which are reflected later in life. The social, educational and family environments in which mental disorders occur in young people are also different from those later in life. Therefore, the information in this course is designed to be sensitive to the unique aspects of mental health problems in young people. It is meant to assist education professionals, health providers, parents and other adults in the identification of mental health problems and appropriate first aid intervention strategies. Specific topics include depression, anxiety, substance related issues, eating disorders, deliberate self-injury and more.
Arpeggio Healh Services has many mental health training opportunities available the coming months throughout Atlantic Canada. For a complete list and detailed course descriptions, please visit arpeggiohealthservices.com.
Mental Health First Aid: Adults who Interact with Youth (14 hours)
Monday & Tuesday, September 23 & 24, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. both days
Future Inn | Maple Room
30 Fairfax Drive | Halifax, NS
Instructor: Adam Huffman
Registration deadline: Monday, September 16 or when all 25 seats fill
Course fee: $219.00 per person + 15% HST = $251.85 TOTAL
Notice given 10+ days prior to course – Full refund
Notice given 7- 9 days prior to course – 50% refund
Notice given less than 7 days prior to course start date/no advance notice given – NO REFUND
No exceptions are made to our cancellation policy for any reason. If you opt to cancel your seat the cancellation policy will be enforced as described, and should you choose to enrol in a future training session no credit or discount will apply to the registration rate for that session.
In the unlikely event that the minimum required number of participants is not reached, the session will be postponed. You will be notified via email at least one week prior to the intended course start date, at which time you may choose to receive a refund or to apply the registration fee to a future course.
By proceeding with registration, you are indicating your acknowledgement and agreement to the Cancellation Policy outlined above and understand that no exceptions to the policy will be made for any reason.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Who should take this training?
Health service providers, emergency workers, parents, teachers, students, employers, special care home workers, community groups, human resources professionals, and members of the general public. Anyone and everyone can benefit from knowing what to do when someone is showing signs of mental distress. No prior experience or training is necessary.
Where and when can I take this training?
Arpeggio is proud to offer a variety of mental health education opportunities at regular intervals throughout the Maritimes. Arrangements can also be made to offer a course specifically for your organization. If your workplace or community agency is interested in hosting a course, please contact for a quote.
Will I get a certificate after completing the training?
Yes, participants who attend the training in its entirety and fulfill the course requirements will be issued an official certificate. Mental Health First Aid is an internationally-recognized certification. Certificates are issued directly by the Mental Health Commission of Canada following the session.
What's included with my registration?
Registration for this two day session includes a take-home Mental Health First Aid course manual, official certificate and light refreshments (coffee/tea and muffins) on each of the two days. Lunch (60 minutes) will be on your own.
How do I register?
You can complete registration via EventBrite, or find further details and online registration on our website at www.arpeggiohealthservices.com. Participants should consider themselves to be officially registered once payment has been submitted. Space is limited, so register today!
I've registered... Now what?
Please ensure you have taken note of the date(s), time(s), location and all other details relevant to the session for which you've registered. Participants will also receive a reminder email a few days prior to the session. If you have any questions in the meantime, please direct them to email@example.com. We look forward to learning with you!