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MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID BASIC TRAINING

  • 28 Apr 2016
  • 8:30 AM
  • 29 Apr 2016
  • 4:00 PM
  • Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre, Calgary, AB
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Mental Health First Aid Basic Training

The Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA) and Mental Health First Aid Canada – a program of the Mental Health Commission of Canada are pleased to offer Mental Health First Aid BASIC training.

The post conference training session will be held at the Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre in Calgary, AB on April 28/29, 2016.

Please note that only 15 training spots are available. If there is sufficient interest the CDAA will explore offering an additional training session later in the year.

WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID BASIC?

Mental Health First Aid Basic is a 12-hour course that discusses the following mental disorders:

  • Substance use disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Psychotic disorders

Crisis first aid skills for the following situations are learned:

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

Course outline

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
  • 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 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

Trainer Biography

Gail Mukaida is a Registered Nurse who graduated in 1987 with her BSN from the UBC School of Nursing. With extensive experience in a variety of hospital and community based psychiatric/mental health programs, she works well with clients in all levels of crisis. Her clinical experience is primarily in adult psychotherapy, but also in acute care & psychiatric intensive care units, and at a street clinic. For 5 years she worked as a head nurse/unit manager; and for 1 year had a joint appointment with the UBC School of Nursing as clinical instructor. Gail has been nursing in Calgary, AB since 2002. She opened Kermode Counselling Services in Calgary in 2008, and also works relief shifts for Alberta Health Services. Gail is honoured to announce that she was nominated for the 2012 CARNA Award of Nursing Excellence in Clinical Practice. 

"I am excited to be teaching MHFA – the value of public education cannot be over-estimated! So many people want to reach out to those they are concerned about, but either don't understand what's happening or don't have the words to express themselves. MHFA is an excellent resource that really can make a difference." ~ Gail Mukaida

Training Agenda:

Thursday, April 28, 2016

8:30am – 11:45am (includes 15 minute break)

11:45am – 12:45pm (lunch)

12:45pm – 4:00pm (includes 15 minute break)

Friday, April 29, 2016

8:30am – 11:45am (includes 15 minute break)

11:45am – 12:45pm (lunch)

12:45pm – 4:00pm (includes 15 minute break)

TRAINING FEE:

CDAA members – $399.00 + GST

NON-MEMBERS – $449.00 + GST

The training fee includes training and training materials, morning and afternoon refreshments on both days, and lunch on both days.

Please contact Paula Wischoff Yerama, Executive Director, at ed@careerdevelopment.ab.ca or Alice Funk, Administrator, at admin@careerdevelopment.ab.ca with any questions.

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