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Mental Health First Aid for Adults who Interact with Youth (2 Day Course ~...

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Bain Co-Op Apts Community Centre (enter at Sparkhall Ave/Logan Ave)

100 Bain Avenue

(Near Chester Station - South of Danforth)

Toronto, ON M4K 1E8

Canada

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Anyone can learn mental health first aid!

MHFA for Adults who Interact with Youth is intended for an adult audience whose primary focus is youth (aged 14-25). Participants must be minimum age 16+.

Certificates provided to participants who complete the full course.

Course Length: 2 Days (14 hours)

Spaces Limited - Register Early!


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Miranda has provided workshops and in-depth training to mental health/addiction workers, youth workers, educators, police officers, camp counsellors, youth peer workers and parents and has been teaching Mental Health First Aid since 2015.

She is an engaging and motivating educator-trainer with 25-years of experience working with youth in schools, community based addiction treatment services, out patient mental health and child protection services. She has partnered with youth in collaborative research and education initiatives, disseminated best practices to the field and been a program /policy consultant.

Miranda has a Masters of Social Work Degree and is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers. As a Certified Yoga and Meditation Teacher of 10-years, she integrates these mindfulness traditions into her private clinical practice at New Pathways Toronto.


TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

Substance Use, Mood Disorders, Anxiety and Trauma Related Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Eating Disorders and Deliberate Self-Injury.

Participants will learn mental health first aid skills to help youth in crisis.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Educators
  • First Responders
  • Social Workers
  • Child and Youth Workers
  • Mental Health Practitioners/Therapists
  • Community Recreation Workers
  • Parents, Foster Parents & Caregivers
  • Camp Coordinators
  • Participants must be 16+ years of age to attend.


PARTICIPANTS WILL GAIN:

A solid understanding of the 5 basic actions of ALGEE:

  • Assess the risk of suicide and/or harm
  • Listen non-judgmentally
  • Give reassurance
  • Encourage professional support
  • Encourage other supports

ALGEE is the framework for having a confident conversation about mental health with family, friends, colleagues, and strangers.


KEY OUTCOMES:

International evaluations and feedback have found the following outcomes for participants undertaking an MHFA course:

  • 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 or crisis
  • Increased help actually provided to individuals in crisis or experiencing a mental health problem
  • Crisis first aid skills learned
  • Substance overdose
  • Suicidal behaviour
  • Panic attack
  • Acute stress reaction
  • Psychotic episode
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Bain Co-Op Apts Community Centre (enter at Sparkhall Ave/Logan Ave)

100 Bain Avenue

(Near Chester Station - South of Danforth)

Toronto, ON M4K 1E8

Canada

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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