Current Date/Time: April 15th 2024

Mental Health First Aid Training Course

Where: Charlottetown, Montague and Summerside, Prince Edward Island
When: March 1- March 8, 2012

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved.

The MHFA Canada program aims to improve mental health literacy, and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague.

The program does not teach people how to be therapists. It does teach people how to:

    * Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems.
    * Provide initial help.
    * Guide a person towards appropriate professional help.

MHFA shares the same overall purpose as traditional first aid – to save lives. It aims to:

    * Preserve life where a person may be a danger to themselves or others.
    * Provide help to prevent the mental health problem from developing into a more serious state.
    * Promote the recovery of good mental health.
    * Provide comfort to a person experiencing a mental health problem.

This is a free workshop and is open to anyone (staff or volunteer of the partnering organizations) who may find it beneficial in their role. Content focuses on common mental health and substance abuse issues.

Free Workshop Dates (Funding provided through the Drug Treatment Funding Program):

  • March 1-2, 2012
  • 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
  • Rodd Charlottetown
  • Charlottetown, PE
  • Lunch Will be provided
  • March 5-6, 2012
  • 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
  • The Wellness Centre
  • Montague, PE
  • Lunch Will be provided
  • March 7-8, 2012
  • 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
  • Loyalist Lakeview Resort
  • Summerside, PE
  • Lunch Will be provided

Due to Limited space we can only accept 30 participants per workshop - this is first come, first serve seating.

To register, please contact:

  • Jenifer Nichol
  • 569-7692
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  • Fax: 368-4969

Deadline for registration is February 28th, 2012 9:00 AM