Mental Health First Aid Course in Prince Albert

By Guest Contributor
February 9, 2018 - 12:09pm

There will be a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) certification course being offered by Listrom Training and Consulting in Prince Albert, Sk. on March 15th & 16th, 2018 AND on June 27th & 28th, 2018.

***Please see our website for a full list of course dates and locations ***

Course details:

MHFA is a nationally recognized two-day workshop involving twelve hours of instruction. To obtain certification through the Mental Health Commission of Canada, participants must attend all 12 hours.

The topics covered in this workshop include:

Substance-Related disorders – Including Crisis Response for an overdose.

Mood-Related disorders – Including Crisis Response for suicidal behaviour.Cut

Anxiety and Trauma-Related disorders – Including Crisis Response for a panic attack & Crisis Response for acute stress reaction.

Psychotic disorders – Including Crisis Response for a psychotic episode.

MHFA is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing the worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Just like physical first aid is provided until medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate support is found or until the crisis is resolved.

For the workplace, MHFA is a foundational component of any Psychological Health and Safety program. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, 20% of all sick leaves are related to mental health. The Great-West Life Assurance Company reports that 30% of all disability claims are related to mental health, and further, that depression is a secondary diagnosis in 75% of long term disability claims. Employers who set a strategic direction for improving mental health in the workplace benefit greatly, and are rewarded with significant improvements in:

Productivity: Psychologically healthy employees work efficiently;

Cost Savings due to Disability and Absenteeism: There is a strong link between mental health, physical well-being and injury prevention;

Operational Success: Mentally healthy workplaces are characterized by higher levels of employee motivation, commitment, innovation and creativity, as well as fewer errors, better decision making and improved planning;

Recruitment and Retention: Today’s employees are looking for a workplace that supports their personal and professional growth;

Conflict Reduction: Better mental health among employees means fewer grievances and complaints, and a stronger corporate reputation.

Registration information:

The cost of attending this MHFA workshop is $250.00 per participant, and the course capacity is 25 participants. To secure a seat, please complete the attached registration form and return it to us by email. Full payment of the course fee is due 14 days before the course begins. Fees may by paid by cheque or by electronic money transfer (security question answer: mhfirstaid). If mailing a cheque, please include the original Registration Form so payments can be tracked. Please make cheques payable to Carissa Listrom.

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For additional information regarding MHFA and other course dates/locations, please contact us by email or phone, or visit

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