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Mental Health First Aid and The Working Mind

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


  • Free

ORFA COVID-19 Webinar Series

Mental Health First Aid and The Working Mind

Wednesday, May 27, 2020, Online

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved. The MHFA Canada program aims to improve mental health literacy and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague. This session will provide an overview of the various Mental Health First Aid courses and The Working Mind. Topics discussed include what is health, mental health, common mental health problems including signs/symptoms, tips for supporting others/importance of listening, benefits of Mental Health First Aid, The Working Mind and self-care.

Presenters: Denise Waligora B.S., Training & Delivery Specialist, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Denise has a Bachelor of Science Degree and over 20 years of working in the mental health field. Prior to joining the Mental Health Commission as Training and Delivery Specialist for Mental Health First Aid in 2011, Denise’s professional experiences included psychiatric nursing, Residential Program Director, IBI Therapist at CHEO, crisis worker and case manager in a justice program. Denise has been facilitating MHFA since 2008.

This course is worth 1 professional development credits towards recertification of any ORFA professional designation

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