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Mental Health First Aid - Youth
This is a 2 day course

Please join us to become certified in Mental Health First Aid Youth. This two day course, a program of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, builds on participants’ existing skills to increase comfort and confidence in working with students and youth (ages 12-24) experiencing mental health problems, such as, depression, anxiety, deliberate self harm and/or psychosis. Mental health problems often first develop during adolescence or early adulthood, with half of all mental health problems beginning by age 14, and 75 per cent beginning by age 24. Learn to spot the signs and symptoms of potential common mental health problems and how to respond with the five basic actions of mental health first aid. Participants will learn and practice the principles and basic skills of Mental Health First Aid Youth. The following mental health problems are covered:

Depression and bipolar disorder
Anxiety disorders
Deliberate self-injury
Eating disorders
Substance use disorder

In addition, the mental health first aid for the following crisis situations is covered:
Suicidal behaviour
Overdoses Panic attacks
Acute stress reactions to traumatic events
Psychotic episodes

The dates available for this two-day training session are: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 and Wednesday, April 18, 2012.

Full attendance for the two days is required for participation and certification. For more information about Mental Health First Aid Youth, please see

The sessions run from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on both days and lunch will be provided. It is mandatory for each participant to be present for the entire session in order to receive certification.

Who Should Attend: All interested Brock staff, faculty and students

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Pond Inlet

Facilitator: Sandy Howe and Stephanie Soccio
, Student Services

Limit: 24

This workshop has already been completed. If you wish to know the next time this course will be offered, please contact

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