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Mental Health First Aid - Adults who Interact With Youth

Mar 2 - Mar 9, 2024
Day & Time:
Saturday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
328 Multipurpose Room
Age Range:
16+ yrs

Program Description

This course is intended for an adult audience whose primary focus is youth (aged 14-25). 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. In addition to the four most common disorders discussed in MHFA BASIC, this course includes instruction about eating disorders and deliberate self-injury. MHFA does not teach people to be therapists. Participants will receive official certification from the mental health commission of Canada. Can be used for employment.

Course Objectives:

Recognize the symptoms of youth related mental health problems, including eating disorders, substance-related disorders, mood-related disorders, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders.

Provide help to prevent the mental health problem from worsening

Guide the person to more appropriate professional help

Provide the recovery of good mental health

Provide comfort to a person experiencing a mental health problem


Erin Chamberlain