Mental Health Education in AG

 

PEIFA Farm Safety is pleased to announce our Mental Health First Aid sessions this spring.

 

With the overwhelming success of our earlier Online Mental Health First Aid course we are proud to offer additional courses. Together with support from the PEI Department of Agriculture and Land and Alison Butler Consulting we will be offering FREE online sessions on

Date: March 11 & 12, 2021

or

Date: March 18 & 19, 2021

Call: 902-368-7289

Email: FarmSafety@peifa.ca

Deadline: February 19, 2021

 

Mental Health First Aid (virtual)

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), is an 8 hour course. It is broken down into a 2 hour self directed module and then two, three hour sessions with a MHFA facilitator, developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and facilitated by a Certified Instructor. This virtual course allows participants to learn to recognize and respond to a person who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved.

The MHFA Canada program aims to improve mental health literacy and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague.

The program teaches participants how to:

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems.
  • Provide initial help.
  • Guide a person towards appropriate professional help.

MHFA aims to:

  • Preserve life where a person may be a danger to themselves or others.
  • Provide help to prevent the mental health problem from developing into a more serious state.
  • Promote the recovery of good mental health.
  • Provide comfort to a person experiencing a mental health problem.

MHFA trained individuals are able to:

  • Recognize and understand the symptoms of mental health problems, including those related to substance abuse.
  • Provide help to prevent the mental health problem from developing into a more serious state.
  • Promote the recovery of good mental health by understanding how to assist someone in distress or recovering from a crisis.

 

MHFA sessions have a maximum of 15 allotted participants and registration closes on February 19, 2021 to allow for additional module work. Register early as these events are known to sell out.