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Youth Mental Health First Aid
November 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm$150 - $220
The 14-hour Youth MHFA course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem, have a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. This course is ideal for parents, teachers, student counsellors, sports coaches or for anyone working or living with young people.
Monday November 12th & 19th, 9:00am – 5:00pm with allowance for breaks.
Developing mental health problems covered:
• Anxiety problems
• Eating disorders
• Substance use problems
Mental health crises covered:
• Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
• Non-suicidal self-injury
• Panic attacks
• Traumatic events
• Severe psychotic states
• Acute effects from alcohol or other drug misuse
• Aggressive behaviours
Participants will learn about adolescent development and the signs and symptoms of these mental health problems, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.