Mental Health First Aid Training
THIS COURSE IS FREE TO SELKIRK COLLEGE STUDENTS' UNION MEMBERS
Mental health training provides participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively identify, discuss and support co-workers and community members experiencing mental health issues and distress. Topics covered include: signs and symptoms of mental health issues, appropriate language and responses, referral to professional services, and self-care and prevention.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an evidence-based program offered by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and its certified trainers. MHFA provides instruction on how to:
Engage confidently when a person may be a danger to themselves or others.
Provide help to prevent a mental health problem from developing into a more serious state.
Promote the recovery of good mental health.
Provide comfort to a person experiencing a mental health problem.
This course is a total of 12 hours and takes place over two days,
Match 25 & 26th 2023, 9 am - 4 pm. Location: Castlegar Campus
Matty Hillman (BCYC, MA) is a faculty member in the School of Health and Human Services at Selkirk College as well as a community mental health educator. He has been increasing the mental health literacy and skills of community members, non-profit organizations and private businesses in the Kootenays for over five years.