Health Webinar | Mental Health First Aid Standard (Virtual)

19 Apr 2021 9:30 PM 1 day 4 hours

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Canadian Mental Health Association - North and West Vancouver Branch

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About this Webinar


This is a FREE WEBINAR on Health

Schedule : Apr 19th 2021 Time: 9:30 pm IST

Is this a LIVE WEBINAR : yes, this will be a live webinar

Is this an ONLINE WEBINAR : yes, you can attend this webinar online by clicking on the Button "Go To Event"

About the Speakers : 

Canadian Mental Health Association - North and West Vancouver Branch


About the Event :

Thanks to the West Vancouver Branch of Vancity Community Savings for sponsoring this training, to allow community members to attend at no cost.

Sessions will take place from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM each day.

Upon completion, you will be well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with your family, friends, community, and workplace.

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 support

- Assist in a mental health or substance use crisis

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


Module 1: Self-Directed – This module will take approximately 3 hours MUST be completed by April 17th by 9:00AM (Module will be sent to attendees via email after April 5, 2021)

- 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

Instructor: Ferzana Jamani

Method of Instruction

This 8-hour course opens with a self-directed module (Module 1) that focuses on the information and strategies that participants will discuss and practice throughout the virtual classroom modules (Modules 2 and 3). Course participants are required to complete Module 1 before participating in Module 2 and 3.

Upon registration, participants will receive the “MHFA Participant Reference Guide” that outlines MHFA actions for developing mental health and substance use problems, and mental health and substance use crises.