June 6 + 7 - Mental Health First Aid for the Veteran Community
Studies of the mental health of Canadian Veterans show that, although the majority were doing well, a number suffer from mental health problems that affect their functioning, wellbeing, and utilization of health and rehabilitation services.
The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Veteran Community course was developed through: funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs; input from a number of stakeholders including veterans, veterans organizations and Veterans Affairs Canada; and, pilot testing. Its goal is to improve our collective capacity to recognize and assist with addictions, as well as mental health problems and illnesses, by supporting Veterans in the application of evidence-based practices in service delivery, the workplace and personal interactions.
This program . does not train people to become counsellors or therapists. It is just like physical first aid where we ensure that those most in contact with the members of the Veteran Community can identify an emerging mental health problem and respond effectively in the event of a crisis.
MHFA for the Veteran Community is tailored to address the needs of Veterans and the people who care for, and about, them. Participants will vary, but all will have some connection to the Veteran community, such as: Veterans themselves, former RCMP members, family members, friends, relatives, health professionals, providers of Veteran services, volunteers and other caring community members.
The course is being funded by Veterans Affairs Canada and is offered at no cost to members of the Veteran community.
The training is being provided in English.
Thursday and Friday, June 6th and 7th 2019. 08:30 - 16:30 each day.
The course is being held at the Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St Matthews Ave, Winnipeg
Registration is on a first come, first serve basis and the deadline for registration is May 17, 2018
Further course information can be found at https://www.mhfa.ca/en/course-type/veteran-community