Mental Health First Aid Training 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 Training: Adults who Interact with Youth (14 hours)
Wednesday & Thursday, September 23 & 24, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. both days
Days Inn | Salon A/B
2515 Mountain Road | Moncton, NB
Instructor: Derrick Rioux Maier
Registration deadline: Thursday, September 17 at 5:00 p.m. (earlier if all 20 seats fill) Course fee: $229.00 per person (HST applicable)
A NOTE ABOUT OUR COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: After a several month hiatus from in-person trainings due to the global pandemic, we are absolutely thrilled to be able to offer live training sessions once again in certain geographical areas! With this new territory comes a shift in our processes to ensure the safety of our participants and instructor team. We appreciate your patience and cooperation in following Public Health requirements. Registered participants will receive further details by email prior to their training session, but here are some things you should know before registering:
- Seating in the training room will be arranged to ensure 2 metre distancing.
- In effort to minimize contact between participants and venue staff, please note that coffee, tea, water and snacks for breaktimes will not be provided. Participants are asked to bring their own water and any other provisions.
- Participants must use the hand sanitizing station at the entry to the training space. Hand sanitizer will be required when you arrive as well as any time you leave the training space and return (e.g. restroom/lunch break).
- Participants will be required to bring their own community (non-medical) face mask for use during brief group activities where the ability to ensure physical distancing may be compromised. You will be unable to enter into the training space without a mask.
- Participants will be required to read through a risk assessment upon arrival. Anyone deemed a risk for COVID-19 will not be admitted to the training room.
- As per Public Health requirements, instructors will take down names and phone numbers upon entry to the training room. This information will be kept private and will only be used to facilitate contact training should someone on the premises test positive for COVID-19 following the session.
- Due to ever-changing Public Health requirements and the unpredictability of our circumstances, our regular cancellation policy will not apply. Participants who cancel with more than 7 days' notice will receive a full refund. For cancellations with less than 7 days' notice we will gladly apply your registration fee as a credit toward any future session with us.
- In the event that the province imposes changes to the present phase of the Zone's Recovery Plan, we may have to postpone the session with little notice. Please ensure that when you register you use an email address you have regular access to, and that you check your email before leaving home for the session.
CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 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.
In the event of the cancellation of Day 2 due to changes in the region's Recovery Plan phase, we will reschedule the second day. The Mental Health Commission requires that Day 2 takes place within 4 weeks of Day 1.
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Mental Health First Aid Training: YOUTH - Moncton, NB
Due to the new Public Health requirements and the unpredictability of our circumstances during the pandemic, our regular cancellation policy will not apply. Participants who cancel with more than 7 days' notice will receive a full refund. For cancellations with less than 7 days' notice given we will apply your registration fee as a credit toward any future session with us.
In the event that we have to cancel this session due to changes in the province's guidelines, participants will be notified of the cancellation via email at address you indicate in the "Participant's Email Address" box on the registration page. Please understand that due to circumstances beyond are control we may be required to cancel the session with little notice.
By proceeding with registration, you are indicating your acknowledgement and agreement to the Cancellation Policy outlined above.
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 detailed receipt by email through our automated registration system at the email address you fill out in the "Email for order confirmation" box at checkout. Please check your junk/spam folder.
Participants will receive a reminder email a few days prior to the session.