Mental Fitness and Suicide Awareness
The Mental Fitness and Suicide Awareness (MFSA) course provides an easy-to-use ACE model (Ask, Care, Escort) that anyone can use to help someone who is experiencing distress, be it a colleague, friend or family member.
A full-day course is available to all CAF personnel and their families and covers the following topics:
- How to gain and maintain mental fitness
- Understand barriers to seeking help
- Learn about the stigma attached to mental health issues
- Practice effective communication
- Learn how to build resiliency
MFSA training will prepare participants to promote mental fitness and to mitigate the incidence of mental health injuries, including deliberate self-harm and suicide, within the military community.
MFSA is offered in two formats: General training and Supervisor training. Both options are offered twice annually, once in the Winter/Spring months and again in the Fall months. MFSA briefings and presentations are provided upon request by the Manager of Health Promotion.