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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 www.mentalhealthfirstaid.ca.

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

Training Has Been Scheduled for Audit Refresher in Early 2018

Date: December 01, 2018 - December 29, 2018
Location: AMHSA

Auditors, do you need to recertify on the new 2016 Partnerships tool? Training has been scheduled in both southern and northern Alberta for 2018. Call the Sherwood Park office at 1.800.267.9764 to register.