Mental Health First Aid Basic Course

The CUPE 402 office is hosting Mental Health First Aid basic course facilitated by Mental Health First Aid Canada on Friday, May 19th and Friday, May 26th.  There are limited spaces available, and you must be available to attend both days. If you are interested please e-mail the CUPE office to put your name forward.

Course Details:

1   Mental Health and Stigma

  • What is Mental Health First Aid?
  • Common mental health problems
  • Five basic actions of mental health first aid
  • Stigma and discrimination

2   Substance-related Disorders

  • What is a substance-related disorder?
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Risk factors
  • MHFA for substance-related problems
  • Crisis first aid for overdose
  • Treatment and resources

3   Mood-related Disorders

  • What is a mood-related disorder?
  • Types of mood-related disorders
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Risk factors
  • Substance use and mood disorders
  • Suicide in Canada
  • MHFA for mood-related problems
  • Crisis first aid for suicidal behaviour
  • Treatment and resources

4.   Anxiety and Trauma-related Disorders

  • What are anxiety and trauma related disorders?
  • Types of anxiety and trauma related disorders
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Risk factors
  • Substance use and anxiety disorders
  • MHFA for anxiety and trauma related problems
  • Crisis first aid for panic attacks
  • Crisis first aid for acute stress reactions
  • Treatment and resources

5.   Psychotic Disorders

  • What is a psychotic disorder?
  • Types of psychotic disorders
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Risk factors
  • Substance use and psychotic disorders
  • MHFA for psychotic disorders
  • Crisis first aid for psychotic episodes