Mental Health First Aid Standard Virtual (8 hours blended - self-directed + virtual classroom) (1)
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About the Event
In conjunction with Construction Safety Week, OBCT is hosting an additional MHFA course.
Please note this training includes 3 Modules. Module 1 is self-directed, and Module 2 & 3 take place in the virtual classroom. Details are below:
Module 1: Registered participants will be required to complete the 2 hour self-directed Module 1 by 8 p.m. Thursday April 29, 2021 to be provided access to Module 2 & 3.
Module 2 & 3: Participants who complete Module 1 will be provided Zoom access for Saturday May 1 & Sunday May 2, 2021, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, 3 hours of virtual class time each day.
Completion of Module 1 and attendance for all 6 virtual hours Module 2 & 3 is required for certification. Missing Module 2 or 3 can only be made up by joining another session from the beginning of Module 2.
This Mental Health First Aid Training will provide valuable information on how to unpack the stigma surrounding mental health. Participants will learn and practice social interactive skills and develop confidence in personal abilities to help themselves and others while on and off the job!
Self-directed Module 1: Must be completed on own time prior to Monday, May 3, 2021 by 8pm.
Virtual Classroom: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Classroom: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Course participants will learn how to recognize signs that a person may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis and encourage that person to:
- Talk about declines in their mental well-being
- Discuss professional and other supports that could help with recovery to improved mental well-being
- Reach out to these support
- Assist in a mental health or substance use crisis
- Use MHFA actions to maintain one’s own mental well-being
Course will be delivered by Cindy Krysac, an experienced and trusted instructor who has provided Mental Health First Aid training for over 1,100 participants. She applies evidence-based teaching methods to create an effective and comfortable learning experience, while inspiring participants with her knowledge and passion for mental health awareness and actions.
Mental Health First Aid Canada is an evidence-based program of The Mental Health Commission of Canada. Mental Health First Aid training is offered in alignment with the Ontario Building Trades Mental Health Strategy.
****NOTE: OBCT is offering MHFA Standard Virtual for anyone working in the construction industry in Ontario. This is an initiative to help address the fact that the construction industry is hard hit with greater than normal mental health problems, substance use and suicide. Registering does not guarantee a seat in this class. All participants will be asked to identify their, or their family member's, trade and union, or their association with the construction industry in Ontario. Participants who register for more than one course will automatically be placed in the first available course and all subsequent date registrations will be removed.
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