Mental Health First Aid for Adults Who Interact with Youth

Mental Health First Aid for Adults Who Interact with Youth

This course focuses on mental health problems and first aid for youth ages 12-24. The information in this course is designed to be sensitive to the unique aspects of mental health problems in young people. The course is meant to assist education professionals, health providers, parents and other adults in the identification of mental health problems and appropriate first aid intervention strategies.

CostPlease contact us for current pricing: Tel: 604-945-7277.
Duration14 hours over 2 days.
Materials providedMental Health First Aid manual and participation certificate.
Pre-requisitesMinimum age 18 years.

Mental Health First Aid for Adults who Interact with Youth discusses the following mental disorders:

  • Substance use disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Deliberate self injury

Crisis first aid skills for the following situations are learned:

  • Substance overdose
  • Suicidal behaviour
  • Panic attack
  • Acute stress reaction
  • Psychotic episode

Course outline- Mental Health First Aid for Adults who Interact with Youth

Session One: Mental Health and Mental Health Problems

  • What is Mental Health First Aid?
  • Common mental health problems
  • Five basic actions of mental health first aid
  • Stigma and discrimination?
  • What is a substance-related disorder?
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Risk factors
  • MHFA for substance-related problems
  • Crisis first aid for overdose
  • Treatment and resources

Session Two: Mood Disorders

  • What is a mood disorder?
  • Types of mood disorders
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Risk factors
  • Substance use and mood disorders
  • Suicide in Canada
  • MHFA for mood problems
  • Crisis first aid for suicidal behaviour
  • What is deliberate self-injury?
  • Reasons for self-injury
  • MHFA for self-injury
  • Treatment and resources

Session Three: Anxiety Disorders

  • What is an anxiety disorder?
  • Types of mood disorders
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Risk factors
  • Substance use and anxiety disorders
  • MHFA for anxiety problems
  • Crisis first aid for panic attacks
  • Crisis first aid for acute stress reactions
  • Treatment and resources

Session Four: Psychotic Disorders

  • What is an eating disorder?
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Risk factors
  • MHFA for eating disorders
  • What is a psychotic disorder?
  • Types of psychotic disorders
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Risk factors
  • Substance use and psychotic disorders
  • MHFA for anxiety problems
  • Crisis first aid for psychotic episodes
  • Crisis first aid for acute stress reactions

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