Human Resources

Mental Health

Mental Health First Aid Canada

Mental Health First Aid Canada teaches participants how to help someone showing signs of a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis is resolved. The concept is based on the model of medical first aid. The course aims to teach people to:

Course Format:

There are two options for certification:

Option A: Basic Certification (12-hours), OR
Option B: Adults Who Interact with Youth Certification (14-hours)
(Please note: participants may take one or the other, but not both.)

An additional ½ day follow-up session is also recommended for supervisors who have completed either of the certification courses.

Course Descriptions:

A. Basic Certification (12-hours):  Mental Health First Aid Canada is a 12-hour training course delivered in four modules over 2 days (or 4 half-days). Course content focuses on adults with mental health problems.

B. [NEW] Adults who Interact with Youth Certification (14-hours): This is a 14-hour Mental Health First Aid certification course that focuses on the unique aspects of mental health in youth ages 12-24.

Follow-up Session for Supervisors:  After completing certification, participants who supervise staff or faculty as part of their role at Western are asked to attend an additional ½ day module for Supervisors. Read more...

Who should take the course:

Mental Health First Aid training is available to staff and leaders at Western.  Please review the certification options and discuss your plans to attend with your supervisor prior to registering for a course.

Courses Available Upon Request:

Leaders who would like to coordinate a focused 12-hour certification course for a specific group of employees, work team, committee etc. of 12 people or more, please contact Barbara Froats for more information.

Cost:

Course costs are covered by Western Human Resources, and are offered at no charge to participants.

Schedule:

Group 12-hour Certification
(Standard)
14-hour Certification
(Youth)
Follow-up Session for Supervisors
MHFA#40
July 15 & 17, 2014
8:45am-4:30pm
Dec 12, 2014
8:30am - 12:00pm
MHFA#41
Oct 22 & 28, 2014
8:45am-4:30pm
Dec 12, 2014
8:30am - 12:00pm
MHFA#Y2 To Be Determined (TBD) TBD

How to Register:

Follow-up Session for Supervisors (half-day)

In follow-up to your Mental Health First Aid Canada Certification training, this half-day session is intended to provide practical information to leaders in dealing with mental health and potentially intertwined performance issues in Western’s work environment. Participants will learn effective communication strategies, understand their role in supporting an employee with a mental health condition, and recognize resources available to support the employee and the leader.

Who should take this course:

The Follow-Up Session for Supervisors is only available to those who have completed the Mental Health First Aid certification.  When you take the First Aid program, you will be offered the opportunity to register for the Follow-Up session.

Please contact Cara Carson at ccarso6@uwo.ca if you require information in advance or in an alternate format, or if any other arrangements are required to make this training accessible to you.