Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just like physical first aid is provided until medical treatment can be obtained, Mental Health First Aid is given until appropriate support is found or until the crisis is resolved.
How Mental Health First Aid helps
Mental Health First Aid:
- Engages confidently where a person may be a danger to themselves or others.
- Provides help to prevent the mental health problem from developing into a more serious state.
- Promotes the recovery of good mental health.
- Provides comfort to a person experiencing a mental health problem.
The Saint Mary’s University Students’ Association (SMUSA) is offering a FREE Mental Health First Aid training session on Friday, November 22nd and Saturday, November 23rd from 8:30am to 4:00pm in the CLARI space on the 3rd floor of the Atrium.
Interested? Register below!
*Please note: To ensure attendance, we require a $40 cash deposit to be made in person in the SMUSA offices on the 5th floor of the Student Centre. This will be refunded in full, if one attends both days of training. MHFA registration is first come, first serve. (Only 10 spots are available)