Mental Health First Aid for Adults Who Interact with Youth (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. MHFA For Adults Who Interact with Youth focuses on mental health problems and first aid for youth ages 12 to 24. Mental health problems often first develop during adolescence or early adulthood, with half of all mental disorders beginning by age 14, and 75 percent beginning by age 24.
Anyone can benefit from Mental Health First Aid for Adults Who Interact with Youth (MHFA). It is open to members of the general public. Families affected by mental health problems, teachers, health service providers, emergency workers, frontline workers who deal with the public, volunteers, human resources professionals, employers and community groups are just a few of the groups who have benefited from MHFA.
The following mental health problems are covered: mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychosis, eating disorders, deliberate self-injury and substance use disorder.
The following mental health crisis situations are covered: suicidal behaviour, overdoses, panic attacks, reactions to traumatic events, and psychotic episodes.
This is a 14 hour course delivered over two days. The cost is $150.00 ($120.00 for non-profits or for organizations sending more than 10 people). Please note: you are not considered registered until payment has been received.
For a more detailed course description, visit Mental Health First Aid – For Adults Who Interact with Youth.
Training sponsored by Canadian Mental Health Association -Kings County Branch.
To register, please fill out the form below. Most sessions are held in the Kentville/Wolfville area.
For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-679-7464.
May 8-9, 2017