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)
Tuesday & Wednesday, December 3 & 4, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. both days
Sandman Signature St. John’s Hotel | Trinity Room
227 Kenmount Road | St. John’s, NL
Instructor: Susan Green
Registration deadline: Tuesday, November 26 or when all 25 seats fill
Course fee: $219.00 per person + 15% HST = $251.85 TOTAL
A NOTE ABOUT INCLEMENT WEATHER:
As this session takes place during the winter months, we are conscious of the possibility that inclement weather may necessitate cancelling the session. Please know that we will be keeping a close eye on the forecast in the days leading up to the session, and if the decision is made to cancel we will will notify participants by email at least 48 hours beforehand. It is extremely rare that we cancel sessions, but if stormy weather prevents participants from being able to get to the venue safely rest assured we will be happy to waive our regular cancellation policy and either issue you a full refund or roll your registration over to another training session. Stay safe this winter!
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 - St. John's
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.