Mental Health First Aid Training
The McGill Counselling Service aims to support the wellness of our students by offering holistic and comprehensive services from a systemic approach, seeing the individual within a dynamic milieu. As part of this vision of psychological health, we recently launched a few exciting initiatives (in collaboration with other services and the community) that serve to create a stronger and more sensitive campus culture of mental health wellbeing. One such initiative is Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), from the Mental Health Commission of Canada, a training program that provides skills and knowledge to better manage potential or developing mental health issues. MHFA is delivered in a user-friendly manner to appeal to different levels of experience and education, and is thus accessible to personnel from all university sectors: faculty, HR staff, advisors, floor fellows, security, etc.
- The preferred format of delivery for the 12-hour MHFA course is over 2 back-to-back 6-hour days.
- The recommended group size is between 12-24 participants.
- The cost per participant is $38, which includes the manual and a certificate of attendance (plus shipping cost and GST).
Please join us in promoting wellness in our community! For more information, please contact Dr. Romano or Lorraine Bush at lorraine [dot] bush [at] mcgill [dot] ca or visit the official MHFA website to find out more.