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Virtual Mental Health First Aid Training Sept. 21st @ 9am-12pm and 1-4pm!

September 21st
9:00am - 4:00pm
Self-Management Program of Southeastern Ontario
This workshop is online only.

This workshop has 9 remaining seat(s).

Participants will learn how to recognize signs that a person may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or M. health crisis.

Mental Health First Aid Training for Healthcare Providers and Community Professionals & students in health and helping programs from Queen's University, St. Lawrence College and Royal Military College. MHFA Part 1 on Wednesday, September 21st from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM & MHFA Part 2 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Pre-requisites : Registrants must have taken one or more of the following workshops for them to participate in the MHFA training: Visit our website www.livingwellseontario.ca for upcoming Choices and Changes, The Empathy Effect, Brief Action Planning and Treating Patients with C.A.R.E. workshops recently.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the support provided to a person who may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis. Course participants will learn how to recognize signs that a person may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis and encourage that person to:

- Talk about declines in their mental well-being

- Discuss professional and other supports that could help with recovery to improved mental well-being

- Reach out to these supports

- Assist in a mental health or substance use crisis

- Use MHFA actions to maintain one’s own mental well-being

MHFA Standard is a brand new, highly interactive virtual adaptation of the Mental Health First Aid training program, and uses a blended learning model. This 8-hour course opens with a self-directed module that focuses on the information and strategies that participants will discuss and practice throughout the virtual classroom modules.

Module 1: Self-Directed – To be completed by September 14th at 11:00 AM and submit Proof of Completion of Module 1 to Constantin at [email protected]

- Introduction to the course

- Introduction to MHFA actions

Module 2: Virtual Classroom

- Practice applying MHFA actions to situations of declining mental well-being

- Guidelines for MHFA conversations with people from diverse cultures and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community

Module 3: Virtual Classroom

- Discussion on using MHFA actions for self-care

- Practice using MHFA actions in crisis situations

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID STANDARD (8 hours)

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

MHFA Part 1 on Wednesday, September 21st from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM & MHFA Part 2 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM *Eastern time zone*

Online via Zoom | Facilitator: Sherry Lachine, M.Sc. Appl Psych

Registration deadline: Friday, September 9th or when all 15 seats are filled.

Deadline to submit Proof of Completion of Module 1 to Constantin Mugenga at [email protected] : Wednesday, September 14th at 11:00 AM

Course fee: It will be covered by KCHC-Self-Management Program of Southeastern Ontario – Actual cost is $219.00 per person (HST applicable)

Please review the expectations for technology, attendance, prerequisites a more outlined in detail on the registration page at https://livingwellseontario.ca/workshops/

In collaboration with Broadmind, we will deliver this virtual MHFA training using the Zoom platform with one key facilitator:

Sherry Lachine B.Eng, MSc Appl Psych: Owner of Broadmind and practicing Mental Health Professional. Sherry has a Masters in Applied Psychology with a focus on mental health and started her career as an engineer in the Canadian Armed Forces, she now works with the veteran and first responder communities to increase mental health literacy and build resilience. She teaches Mental Health First Aid and has instructed over 1600 people across Canada. She is a Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) certified advisor on the standard for Psychological Health and Safety. She is the past president on the Canadian Mental Health Association, Kingston Branch and consults for Morneau Shepell EAP.

For more information, contact Regional Program Administrator:

Constantin Mugenga at [email protected]

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