Mental Health First Aid
What is Mental Health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis is resolved. The aims of MHFA are to:
- preserve life where a person may be a danger to themselves or others
- provide help to prevent the mental health problem from becoming more serious
- promote the recovery of good mental health
- provide comfort to a person experiencing a mental health problem
The Mental Health First Aid Course
This course focuses on the four most common mental health disorders including substance related, mood related, anxiety and trauma related, and psychotic disorders. Participants who take this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with their family, friends, communities and workplaces. For more information about the course please click here
For those in the Timmins area, Northern College is offering this course on March 6 & 7, 2019. Please click here
for registration and more information.
For the Thunder Bay area, Holly at Superior Edge Rescue can be contacted at email@example.com for more information. Also, Holly is willing to travel outside of Thunder Bay to facilitate this course.