Mental Health First Aid, an evidence-based program designed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, is the help provided a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing the worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Just like physical first aid is provided until medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate support is found or until the crisis is resolved. You will learn to recognize a change in behaviour, respond with a confident conversation, and guide to appropriate resources and support.
Open to all Usask faculty, staff, and students
- Engage confidently where a person may be a danger to themselves or others.
- Provide help to prevent the mental health problem from developing into a more serious state.
- Promote the recovery of good mental health.
- Provide comfort to a person experiencing a mental health problem
You will receive a certificate of completion from the Mental Health Commission of Canada. You MUST attend all 12 hours of instruction in order to receive the certificate.
Facilitator: Ashley Breland, BSW, RSW, Intake Counsellor, Student Affairs and Outreach
- 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM