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Mental Health First Aid for Veterans

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The next workshop is November 15 & 16. See full details below!

Mental Health First Aid for Veterans

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
Did you know that mental health problems will affect 1 in 5 Canadians this year? We should all have the confidence to provide effective first aid. 

Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis is resolved. The concept is based on the model of medical first aid. 

The course covers the following topics:
•    What is meant by mental health and mental illness/mental health problems
•    Signs and symptoms of common mental health problems and crisis situations
•    A basic model to provide mental health first aid
•    Information about effective interventions and treatments 
•    How to access professional help

Mental health problems covered:
•    Substance-related disorders
•    Mood-related Disorders
•    Anxiety-related disorders
•    Trauma-related disorders
•    Psychosis

The course is facilitated by a MHCC facilitator, over 13 hours on two full days.

The next workshop will run:
Mental Health First Aid Veteran Community
Want to become certified in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)? MHFA is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course covers substance-related disorders, mood-related disorders, anxiety-related disorders, trauma-related disorders, and psychosis. Participants will learn what mental health and mental health problems are, the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems and crisis situations, a basic model to provide MHFA, information about effective interventions, and how to access professional help. The course does not train participants to be therapists, counsellors or mental health professionals. Participants receive their certificate as a MHFA provider after completing the full 2-day course. 
Thursday & Friday (November 15-16)
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
Location: MPTF Bldg C-106, Rm. 13
Register by Friday, November 2
*to register, contact the MFRC at 204-765-3000 ext.3352

More information on MHFA Veteran community can be found here or by contacting, Pamela Hall, Veteran Family Program Coordinator at 204-765-3000 ext. 4557.