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Mental Health First Aid Standard

Are mental health issues important to you ? Would you like to contribute to efforts to support the mental well-being of those around you, but you don’t know how to respond to people experiencing psychological distress or a crisis situation? Become a Mental Health First Aid and make a difference in your community !

*This course was created by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Course objectives

Participants in this course will learn how to:

– Recognize the signs of deteriorating mental well-being or mental health crisis that a person may be experiencing
– Have conversations that encourage the person to :
– Talk about declines in your mental well-being
– Discuss forms of professional and other support that could help them achieve better mental well-being – Have access to these forms of support
– Help during a mental health crisis or during a substance use crisis
– Use first aid gestures to promote mental well-being.

Registration details

Maximum of 15 people per cohort (virtually).

Price per person : $ 200

Course dates will be available soon !
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Virtual course conditions

The course lasts 9 hours and is available as follows:

– Module 1* : 2 hours (to be completed independently, prio to modules 2 and 3)
– Module 2 : 3,5 hours (virtually)
– Module 3 : 3,5 hours (virtually)

A reference guide will be provided to follow the course.

A certificate of recognition of skills will be issued by the Mental Health Commission of Canada for the participant.

*People who have not completed module 1 before the start of module 2 will not be able to take the course and will have to participate in a later cohort.

Cancellation conditions and policies

Registration is required for all courses. The cost of the course is payable in advance.  

In the event of reduced registrations (less than 8 people), the course and its associated dates will be postponed. 

Cancellation by CMHA Montreal Branch Cancellation by the participant
The cost of the course is refunded in full. To be entitled to reimbursement of the cost of the activity, you must send your cancellation request by email to the following address: The ACSM Branch of Montreal must receive this request no later than 48 business hours after registration, failing which the cost of the activity will not be refunded.

The trainer

Marie-Ève Vautrin-Nadeau, training and skills development advisor 

Marie-Ève ​​Vautrin-Nadeau, training and skills development advisor at ACSM Branch of Montreal and is certified by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Marie-Ève ​​is currently completing a doctorate in health communication at the University of Montreal, where she is interested in the public testimony of recovery and its ethical and political issues. Involved in the community mental health sector since 2019 and trained in peer support (Faculty of Medicine, UdeM), Marie-Ève ​​is continuing her studies in mental health intervention at the Faculty of Continuing Education (FEP). With professional experience in research, teaching, animation and writing, Marie-Ève ​​is now dedicated to the cause of mental health full-time, keen to make a difference through training and mobilizing the public.

To learn more about the Mental Health Commission of Canada and this course, follow this link.

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