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Mental Health First Aid Adults who Interact with Youth


Mental Health First Aid - Adults who Interact with Youth

Click here to find out about upcoming Mental Health First Aid courses.

MHFA Youth is intended for adults interacting with youth aged 14-25. This courses focuses on the six most common mental health problems among youth including:

  • Substance related disorders
  • Mood related disorders (including depression and bipolar disorder)
  • Deliberate self-injury
  • Anxiety and trauma related disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Psychotic disorders.

Mental Health First Aid courses are taught in a dynamic and supportive classroom environment and incorporate video, activities, group discussions, case studies, and more.

Participants who take this course are well prepared to have direct and confident conversations about mental health with their family, friends, communities, and workplaces. They also learn crisis first aid for:

  • Substance overdose
  • Suicidal behaviour
  • Panic attacks
  • Acute stress
  • Psychotic episodes

MHFA courses are evidence-based programs of the Mental Health Commission of Canada.