Mental Health First Aid – Adults Who Interact with Youth
Mental Health First Aid is a training course designed to give members of the public the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health
crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it builds mental health literacy, decreases stigmatizing attitudes, and helps individuals identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness.
MHFA Adults Who Interact with Youth is intended for an adult audience whose primary focus is youth (aged 9-24).
The course covers 6 areas:
- Mental health problems and stigma
- Substance-related disorders
- Mood-related disorders – depression, suicide, self-injury, and more
- Anxiety and trauma-related disorders – anxiety and panic attacks, and more
- Eating disorders
- Psychotic disorders
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.
The course will be led by Amanda Osborne, an experienced Mental Health First Aid and St. John’s Standard First Aid instructor.
Date: January 20-21, 2018
Location: Prairies Service Centre, 2140 Brownsea Drive, N.W., Calgary, AB
Cost: $150 (includes manuals and materials, bring your own lunch)
Minimum enrollment of 15 participants needed to run the course
Registration and Payment
Please register by emailing Amanda Osborne at firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment to be made on or before January 15th, by email transfer, cheque, or credit card payment through PayPal to Amanda Osborne.
Please contact Dave Walker with any questions: email@example.com
For more information about MHFA Adults who Interact with Youth, please visit mentalhealthfirstaid.ca/en/course-info/courses/adults-who-interact-youth
For more information about Amanda Osborne, please visit amandaosborneconsulting.com