Full course description
Mental Health First Aid
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
This is a 7-hour course made up of a self-directed module (pre-work, approx. 1 hour) followed by two synchronous virtual modules (each three hours in length). Participants are required to complete the pre-work (Module 1) before participating in Module 2 and 3.
Mental Health First Aid Training is an evidence based, internationally recognized program through the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
Dates: October 13 & 20 (9:00am-12:00pm) (pre-work to be completed in advance)
Who can register:
- Open to all staff and faculty at UBC Vancouver and Okanagan.
- Spots are limited and are filled on a first come, first served basis.
- Miranda Massie, Workplace Wellbeing Practices & Learning Consultant (Human Resources)
- Amanda Swoboda, Wellbeing Specialist, Workplace Health and Wellbeing (Human Resources)
Keywords: VRPTGY, ONCS, VRRNSE, OE, WG, WELLBEING