Mental Health First Aid
Date: February 19: Day 1 & February 20: Day 2
Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm each day
Course Fee: $80 (for 2 days, book and materials, lunch each day included)
Location: ARTS 365
Maximum Attendees: 25
Mental Health First Aid, a two-day, evidence-based workshop that aims to improve mental health literacy by providing skills and knowledge to help better manage potential or developing mental health problems in a family member, a friend or a colleague. Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of a mental health problem or is experiencing a crisis, and be prepared to guide a person towards professional help.
By the end of the training, the participants will recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, be able to provide initial support to a person who may be developing a mental health problem or is experiencing a metal health crisis, and be prepared to guide a person towards appropriate professional help.
This training is 12 hours in length and is completed over 2 days. You must attend the full training in order to be eligible for the course completion certificate.
About the trainer: Amanda Swoboda is new to the UBC Okanagan in the role of Wellbeing Specialist for staff and faculty with Human Resources and is a certified trainer in excellent standing for Mental Health First Aid with the Mental Health Commission of Canada for 10 years. A background in social work and over 20 years working in community mental health has equipped Amanda to be a knowledgeable, approachable and effective trainer in equipping people to be able to provide first aid for emerging mental health problems or emergencies.
Mental Health First Aid Training is an evidence based, internationally recognized program through the Mental Health Commission of Canada
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