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  • Writer's pictureMona Cooley

Mental Health First Aid

The focus of the Virtual MHFA course is recovery-oriented approach whereby the focus is on using MHFA actions (ALLGEE) to initiate and guide discussions aimed at connecting the person experiencing a mental decline in their mental well-being or a crisis to connect with professional and other supports.

Participants will learn how to...

  • recognize signs that a person may be experiencing a decline in their mental well being or a mental health or substance use crisis.

  • Have conversations that encourage a person to:

Talk about their mental well-being

Discuss professional and other supports that could help with recovery to

improved mental well-being

Reach out to these supports

  • Assist in a mental health or substance use crisis situation

  • Check in with one's own mental well-being and take action as needed

There are 3 Modules:

Upon registration, participants will receive the “MHFA Participant Reference Guide” that outlines MHFA actions for developing mental health and substance use problems, and mental health and substance use crises.

• Access Code sent to participant to complete Self-Directed Module 1.

• Instructions (LMS) will guide you through the process to complete Module 1.

• When Module 1 is completed, you will automatically receive a certificate from the Mental Health Commission of Canada proof Module 1 is completed.

• Certificate of proof of completion needs to be sent to facilitator to have access to course

(Module 2 and Module 3).

  1. Module 1 - Self Directed - introduction to MHFA ( 2 hours)

  2. Module 2 - MHFA for declining Mental Well-Being ( Virtual Classroom Module )

  3. Module 2 - MHFA for Crisis Situations ( Virtual Classroom Module)

Module 2 and 3 are total 7 hours spread over two days ( 3.5 each day).

DATES: FIRST ONE: Sat/Sun - Oct 23 & 24 ( November have 4 week days ( Tues/Thurs) and 4 weekends ( Sat/Sun) available. Min 10 participants to have a class and maximum is 15.

For more information: CONTACT Mona Cooley - or call 403.512.5558

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