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Mental Health First Aid for Adults who Interact with Youth

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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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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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MHFA Adults who Interact with Youth is intended for an adult audience whose primary focus is youth (aged 14-25).

Course Length: 2 Days (14 hours)

Spaces Limited.


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


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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Date and Time

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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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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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