Face-to-Face Workshops
Atlantic Canada Only

MHFA Basic is intended for adults interacting with adults (18 years and older). This courses focuses on the four most common mental health disorders including substance related, mood related, anxiety and trauma related, and psychotic disorders. Participants who take this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with their family, friends, communities, and workplaces. 

 

Key outcomes  

International evaluations and feedback have found the following outcomes for participants undertaking an MHFA course:

  • Increased awareness of signs and symptoms of the most common mental health problems

  • Decreased stigma related to mental health

  • Increased confidence interacting with individuals experiencing a mental health problem or crisis

  • Increased help actually provided to individuals in crisis or experiencing a mental health problem

Learn more at www.mhfa.ca

This one-day workshop challenges commonly held notions about childrens’ capacity to consider suicide. It facilitates awareness of the signs that a young child may be at risk and what is needed to help. Case studies and simulations provide opportunities to apply what is learned. A brief screening tool guides helpers to determine risk and make appropriate referral connections. A helper tool teaches how to organize and summarize the available information about a given child in a form that can be used by someone, perhaps the participants themselves, in safety planning. Common challenges in working with parents and possible solutions are addressed through guided simulations and discussion. Participants are typically helpers who routinely come into contact with children age 5-14.

The desired learning outcomes of The "ASK" Workshop are that participants will:

  • recognize how a child’s understandings of death and suicide may be implicated in risk;

  • become aware of the ways children at risk of suicide communicate their need for help;

  • recognize factors that may increase suicide risk and those that may mitigate it;

  • know how to work with both in order to formulate the basis of a plan for safety;

  • recognize the need to enlist the support of others to develop a plan for safety;

  • understand and be able to meet common challenges in working with parents to facilitate safety.


Learn more at https://www.lifelineworkshops.com/