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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Standard Virtual Course
Please note this course is now full.
The MHFA Standard (Virtual) course is produced by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. BCCIE is offering this course in partnership with Wellness & Learning Initiatives by guard.me.
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
- Have conversations that encourage a 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
Module 1: Self-Directed
- 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 MFHA actions in crisis situations
Course Timeline and Important Information
- Module 1 (self-directed) links will be sent to participants by Friday, October 13, and this module must be completed by Friday, October 20. A certificate will need to be sent to the course instructor to participate in the virtual classroom.
- Module 2 (virtual classroom) will take place on Wednesday, October 25, from 1pm – 5pm PT.
- Module 3 (virtual classroom) will take place on Wednesday, November 1, from 1pm – 5pm PT.
Important Course Information:
- This course requires a minimum of 8 participants and has a maximum of 15 participants.
- A certificate from the self-directed module will need to be sent to the course instructor to participate in the virtual classroom.
- The virtual classrooms are live sessions and not recordings. Please ensure you are available for both sessions prior to registering for the course.
Using her background as an educator and psychotherapist, Christina Furtado is the exuberant Mental Health and Wellness Specialist with Guardme. Devoting 2 decades to empowering individuals and creating opportunities for positive transformation and growth; Christina brings a track record of authenticity, integrity, inspiration, and passion to everything she does.
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