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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid

Date: Tuesday Jan 30, 2018 - Wednesday Jan 31, 2018
Location: AMHSA

Employers are increasingly expected to address mental health issues in the workplace.

AMHSA has been researching mental health awareness initiatives in an effort to provide effective mental wellness training, resources, and support to the municipal sector.
As such, AMHSA is pleased to announce that the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is now available for booking at a cost of $150 per participant.

MHFA is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just like physical first aid is provided until medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate support is found or until the crisis is resolved.

The stigma associated with mental health can hinder employees from seeking help. MHFA is an evidence-based, two-day training program for staff and managers, and a proactive step towards building a psychologically healthy and safe workplace.

MHFA-trained employees will be equipped to recognize and understand the symptoms of mental health problems including those related to substance use.

These preventative strategies can contribute to:

  • Increased productivity
  • Reduced absenteeism and health benefits costs
  • Reduced stigma around mental illness
  • Create mental wellness within your workplace
  • Provide preventative help for mental health problems developing into more serious states

Participants will receive a handbook, a MHFA Certificate and be registered as a Mental Health First Aid responder with the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

For more information on the course, please visit

To book a course, please contact the AMHSA Corporate Office toll-free at 1.877.537.9063. To view scheduled training, click here.

Upcoming News & Events

45th Annual Health, Safety & Utility Conference & Trade Show

Date: December 03, 2018 - December 06, 2018
Location: Red Deer, Alberta

Co-hosts RUSA and AMHSA are excited to bring you the 45th Annual Health, Safety & Utility Conference & Trade Show from December 3-6, 2018 in beautiful Red Deer, Alberta. This year's conference is worth 1.2 Continuing Education Units, with the potential for additional CEUs from our pre-conference sessions. 

Network with peers, meet vendors from across Canada, and connect with industry service providers. Delegates are employed by cities, municipal districts, counties, towns and villages. These individuals are involved in the occupational health and safety field, utilities operations (water, sewer, natural gas distribution system maintenance and operation, etc.), as well as environmental management, public works and landfill operations. Exhibitors include government representatives, training providers, associations, and equipment sales.

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