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Mental Health First Aid - Youth
Attendance required for 2 full days of training - February 23 & 24

Please join us to become certified in Mental Health First Aid Youth. This two day, in person 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 and Trauma-related disorders
• Deliberate self-injury
• Eating disorders
• Psychosis
• Substance-related 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

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

The dates available for this two-day training session are:
• Wednesday & Thursday, February 23 & 24
The sessions run from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on both days. It is mandatory for each participant to be present for the entire session in order to receive certification.

This training opportunity will take place IN PERSON ONLY for both days.
- Participants must be fully vaccinated in accordance with Brock University’s vaccination policy
- Participants will be socially distances and all public health guidelines (masks worn, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes available) will be followed, unless the University’s stages of re-opening change before this time.
- Participants must complete and submit the COVID-19 on-line screening tool report to the facilitator prior to 8:30am on both days of the training (completed that day).

Who Should Attend: All staff and faculty

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
8:30 am to 4:30 pm, To be announced

Facilitator: Sandy Howe
MHFAT - Youth Trainer,

Limit: 20

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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