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Mental Health Programs for the Individual

Mental Health First Aid Certification Programs

Public sessions coming soon at our Barrie, Vaughan, Cambridge, and Muskoka Training Centres

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the support provided to a person who may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis. Offered in partnership with the Mental Health Commission of Canada*, learn how you yourself can benefit as well as bring Mental Health First Aid into your community.

*MHFA Canada is an evidence-based program of The Mental Health Commission of Canada

Learn:

  • Signs someone may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being
  • How to talk about declines in their mental well-being
  • Discuss professional and other supports and how to reach out to these supports
  • Assist in a mental health or substance use crisis
  • Use MHFA actions to maintain one’s own mental well-being

Choose either in-person or virtual (zoom) format:

Basic – In Person

2 Day Instructor-Led Program

Virtual

1 Self-directed Module + 2 Half Day Instructor-Led Virtual Modules

Just like our physical health, our mental health is a significant aspect of our overall health and well being.

Although 1 in 5 of us will experience a mental health issue in a given year, 5 in 5 of us have our own mental health that we need to protect and promote, which is key to our overall enjoyment of life.

Our programs are designed to empower yourself and support others to cope and manage with everyday stressors, triggers, and mental health concerns in the family, workplace and community.

Whether you’re interested in strategies to optimize your own mental health or looking to support a person developing or experiencing a mental health problem of crisis, we have a program to meet your needs.

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Programs Supporting Individuals

Participants will learn how to:

  • Recognize signs that a young person may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being
  • Communicate effectively with young people
  • Apply the ACTION Model for Providing Mental Health First Aid
  • Discuss professional and other supports that could help with recovery to improved mental well-being
  • Assist in a mental health or substance use crisis situation
  • Check-in with one’s own mental well-being and act as needed

Programs Supporting Individuals

Mental Health Awareness & First Aid

2 Hour Program

An introduction to mental health, reducing stigma, navigating the mental health continuum, along with key considerations for recognizing and supporting someone who may be experiencing a decline in their mental well being.

  • Understanding Mental Health and Reducing Stigmas
  • Life and Challenges during a pandemic
  • Communication and Meeting Bio-Psycho-Social Needs
  • Navigating The Mental Health Continuum
  • The ACTION Approach to Mental Health Support
  • Increasing Resiliency with Effective Self Care

Introduction to Mental Health First Aid

4 Hour Program

An introduction to mental health, reducing stigma, navigating the mental health continuum, and supporting others. This program also features scenario-based work to exercise the practical application of the ACTION approach to mental health support.

  • Mental Health Math & Understanding Stigma
  • Understanding & Navigating the Mental Health Continuum
    • Recognize and track changes in your mental health and well-being and how/when to take action
  • Signs of a Mental Health Problem or Crisis
  • How to Support Someone in Crisis + Scenario Based Learning
  • The ACTION Approach to Mental Health Support
  • Anxiety and Trauma Responses; Substance-use Disorders
  • Conversations re Mental Health
  • Increasing Resiliency with Self Care

Mental Health First Aid

2 Day Program OR Online + 2 Half Days

Offered through the Mental Health Commission of Canada*, learn how you yourself can benefit as well as bring Mental Health First Aid into your community.

*MHFA Canada is an evidence-based program of The Mental Health Commission of Canada
  • Increased awareness of signs and symptoms of the most common mental health problems
  • Decreased stigma related to mental health
  • Increased confidence interacting with individuals experiencing a mental health problem of crisis
  • Increased help actually provided to individuals in crisis or experiencing a mental health problem
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