November 14, 2022
Free. Preregistration required. Registration ends 11/12/2022
Mental Health First Aid: 2-day Nov 14 & Nov 16
Monday, November 14, 2022
The Adult Mental Health First Aid 6.5 hour class is for employers, faith leaders, first responders, hospital staff, community members, and caring individuals who want to learn how to help someone who is dealing with mental health or substance use issues or crisis.
Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognized skills-based training that teaches participants (age 18 and up) about mental health and substance-use issues. The interactive training gives participants the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.
There are two zoom classes available– Adult and Youth.
What skills will you get from this training?
- A deeper understanding of mental health challenges and the factors that can affect people's wellbeing, including your own
- Practical skills to recognize signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges
- Confidence to step in, reassure, and support someone in distress
- Enhanced interpersonal skills such as listening non-judgmentally and communication skills
- Understanding how culture plays a role in recognizing mental health challenges and encouraging to reach out for help
- Mastering how to use ALGEE, the 5-step action plan in crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help – professional and self-help resources
- Creating your own self-care plan
Please note: You need to complete a 2-hour long pre-work prior to the zoom class. The pre-work includes a great slide presentation and videos.
See website for additional information and registration.