Mental Health First Aid for Adults who Interact with Youth
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
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