Alberta Home Visitation
Network Association

Expired Mental Health First Aid (Edmonton)

  • Day 1
     February 13, 2023
     8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Day 2
     February 14, 2023
     8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Alberta Home Visitation Network Association


Mental Health First Aid

About Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a two-day in person training that teaches about a variety of mental illnesses and how to support someone who is experiencing symptoms. Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing the worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Just like physical first aid is provided until medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate support is found or until the crisis is resolved.

The training is broken down into 5 units and their associated crisis risk:

  • Substance Abuse and Overdose
  • Mood Disorders and Suicide
  • Anxiety Disorders and Panic Attacks
  • Trauma Disorders and Acute Stress Reaction
  • Psychotic Disorders and psychotic episodes

Learn to:

  • Recognize signs and symptoms among family, friends, colleagues and clients
  • Provide comfort to a person experiencing a mental health problem.
  • Confidently engage where a person may be a danger to themselves or others.
  • Provide help to prevent the mental health problem from developing into a more serious state.
  • Identify professional and self-help resources for individuals with a mental health problem
  • Promote coping skills to help the recovery of good mental health.

Why Learn about Mental Illness?

  • The information will be highly applicable to the work you do with families
  • Mental Illness is common, and some mental illnesses are triggered by the end of a pregnancy

Who Should Attend:

Those who work to support families.

Note: this training is being offered to Family Resource Network Team members as part of a pilot project.  Spaces are limited and attendees may be asked to provide additional feedback regarding this training opportunity.

Priority will be given to Family Resource Network Team Members.

Date: Monday February 13, & Tuesday February 14 (Register before January 30, 2022)

Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm both days

Location: Edmonton, AB

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel West Edmonton

Address: 16615 109 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5P 4K8