arpeggio  [ ahr · PEJ · ee · oh ]  noun:

in music, the sounding of the notes of a chord in rapid succession instead of simultaneously.

To play or sing an arpeggio, the musician must sound each element of the chord one at a time, so every note is

heard individually.  All humans play important roles within our social circles, work communities and in society.

Each of these roles is equally valuable individually, while providing a unique contribution to the world around us.

Mental Health First Aid for Adults who Interact with Youth is an evidence-based program of the Mental Health Commission of Canada aiming to improve mental health literacy and to provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in youth ages 12 to 24. Mental health problems often first develop during adolescence or early adulthood, with half of all mental disorders beginning by age 14, and 75% beginning by age 24. This interactive course is provided in a supportive group learning environment. Practical skills are taught using a model that is easy to remember and apply in real-life settings.


The early signs and symptoms of developing mental health problems will be different from the more established clinical profiles which are reflected later in life. The social, educational and family environments in which mental disorders occur in young people are also different from those later in life. Therefore, the information in this course is designed to be sensitive to the unique aspects of mental health problems in young people. It is meant to assist education professionals, health providers, parents and other adults in the identification of mental health problems and appropriate first aid intervention strategies. Specific topics include depression, anxiety, substance related issues, eating disorders, deliberate self-injury and more.


Mental Health First Aid: Adults who Interact with Youth (14 hours)
Saturday & Sunday, November 23 & 24, 2019

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. both days

Future Inn  |  Maple Room

30 Fairfax Drive  |  Halifax, NS

Instructor: Adam Huffman

Registration deadline: Saturday, November 16 or when all 25 seats fill

Course fee: $219.00 per person + 15% HST = $251.85 TOTAL


IMPORTANT NOTE: Mental Health First Aid Canada is a certification-based course. In order to acquire certification, attendees must participate in the course's activities and group discussion, and must be present for the duration of the course. Participants who miss more than 15 minutes of course content for any reason during the two days cannot make up missed time and will not be eligible for certification. It is important that all participants are aware of this requirement, as no exceptions will be made. This is a quality assurance measure put in place by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, who regulate the MHFA program.


Click HERE to download detailed program descriptions and course outlines.

Mental Health First Aid: Adults Who Interact with Youth - Halifax

SKU: YTH20191123
  • Notice given 10+ days prior to course – Full refund

    Notice given 7- 9 days prior to course – 50% refund

    Notice given less than 7 days prior to course start date/no advance notice given – NO REFUND


    In the unlikely event that the minimum required number of participants is not reached, the session will be postponed.  You will be notified via email at least one week prior to the intended course start date, at which time you may choose to receive a refund or to apply the registration fee to a future course.


    By proceeding with registration, you are indicating your acknowledgement and agreement to the Cancellation Policy outlined above and understand that no exceptions to the policy will be made for any reason.

  • Please ensure you have taken note of the date(s), time, location and all other details relevant to the session for which you've registered.  Once registration has been completed, you will receive a receipt by email and a separate email confirming their enrolment through our automated registration system.  Please check your junk/spam folder if these messages don't appear in your inbox immediately after you register.  Participants will also receive a reminder email a few days prior to the session.