Time & Location
Mar 19, 2022, 9:00 AM – Mar 20, 2022, 6:00 PM
Edmonton, 11729 105 Ave NW Unit 202, Edmonton, AB T5H 0L9, Canada
About the Event
Mental Health First Aid for Adults who Interact with Youth teaches adults how to support youth (ages 14 – 25) who are experiencing mental health problems. This 2-day course is highly recommended for parents, teachers, support workers, educational assistants, coaches, health professionals, etc. Upon completion, participants will have a deeper understanding of mental health disorders and be able to engage confidently with youth experiencing a mental health crisis.
Course designed for:
Anyone who interacts with youth (age 14 – 25) in their personal or professional lives.
- Highly recommended for parents
- Disability support workers
- Educational assistants
- Sports coaches
- Health professionals, etc.
- Certified through Mental Health Commission of Canada
- Course does not expire.
- It is recommended to retake the course every 2 – 3 years, since course content is updated regularly to reflect current best practices and research.
Length of Course:
- 14 hours (taught over 2 full days or 4 half days)
Contents of Course
- 5 Basic Actions of Mental Health First Aid
- Substance-Use Disorders
- Crisis First Aid for an Overdose
- Mood-Related Disorders (including Depression and Bipolar Disorders)
- Crisis First Aid for Suicidal Behaviour
- Crisis First Aid for Deliberate Self-Injury*
- Anxiety and Trauma-Related Disorders
- Crisis First Aid for a Panic Attack
- Crisis First Aid for an Acute Stress Reaction
- Feeding and Eating Disorders*
- Crisis First Aid for a Psychotic Episode
(*=content not included in Basic MHFA course; only taught in MHFA for Adults who Interact with Youth)
Minimum participants required - 8 students.
Mental Health First aid
Includes student manual and all training materials. 2 days program by Mental Health Commission of CanadaCA$150.00Tax: +CA$7.50 GST