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Mental Health First Aid
2 - Day Training Session

Please join us to become certified in Mental Health First Aid. This two day course, a program of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, builds on participants’ existing skills to increase comfort and confidence in working with students, staff and faculty experiencing mental health problems, such as, substance abuse disorders, depression, anxiety and/or psychosis. In Canada, 1 in 5 people will experience a mental health problem in a year, and 1 in 3 during their lifetime. Learn to spot the signs and symptoms of potential common mental health problems and how to respond with the five basic actions of mental health first aid. Participants will learn and practice the principles and basic skills of Mental Health First Aid.

The following mental health problems are covered:
• Depression
• Anxiety disorders
• Psychosis
• Substance use disorder
In addition, the mental health first aid for the following crisis situations is covered:
• Suicidal behaviour
• Overdoses
• Panic attacks
• Acute stress reactions to traumatic events
• Psychotic episodes
Full attendance for the two days is required for participation and certification. For more information about Mental Health First Aid, please see
The dates available for this two-day training session are:
• Thursday, July 25 & Friday, July 26 in the Pond Inlet
The session will run from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm on both days. It is mandatory for each participant to be present for the entire session in order to receive certification.

Thursday, July 25, 2013
8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Pond Inlet

Facilitator: Sandy Howe & Stephanie Soccio
, Student Services

Limit: 24

This workshop has already been completed. If you wish to know the next time this course will be offered, please contact

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