Mental Health Education in AG

 

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

 

Together with support from the Community Fund for Mental Health Education in AG from the Do More Agriculture Foundation we will be offering FREE online sessions on

Date: February 8 & 9, 2021

Time: 1 – 4 pm

REGISTER HERE

 

The Community Fund for Mental Health education is proudly presented by Farm Credit Canada and supported by every Do More Ag partner as well as many local businesses! The Fund was created to provide agriculture communities across Canada with access to mental health education and literacy at no cost. It is so important that agriculture communities across Canada begin learning the tools to begin supporting ourselves and one another through not only mental health crisis, but also to mental wellbeing.

 

Mental Health First Aid(virtual)

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), is an 8 hour course, with 2 hours of prior reading/preparation, 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 January 18, 2021 to allow for additional module work. Register early as these events are known to sell out.