Gain the strategies to be intentional in experiencing transition to grow and thrive in the changing world on both a personal and organizational level.
Gain the tools to recognize changes in mental health and the value of meaningful support through overcoming and dismantling stigma.
Gain the understanding of what makes a successful team in identifying the 4 stages of team development. Understand the different types of power and power imbalance and how to establish a path to maintaining trust in the workplace.
Learn about identifying the elements of excellent communication and recognize the barriers in ourselves and or co-communicators. Develop the skill of artful communication to navigate these barriers and develop intentional strategies for dealing with defensiveness and emotion with compassion.
Understand what a Critical Incident is and recognize the signs and symptoms. Gain the understanding that not all people are affected the same by a Critical Incident and build the strategies within yourself and within your organization to support someone who has been exposed to a Critical Incident.
Identify how to be intentional to improve your resilience, and gain the insights in how your identity holds value in staying resilient. Learn what depletes your resources and the importance of strong social connections.
Deep dive into a workshop focused on sleep and what causes us as individuals and a collective to develop sleep difficulties. Discover the importance of good sleep hygiene and circadian rhythms can be improved with micro goals and an understanding of what our brains and bodies need.
Focus in on one of the most rapidly growing mental health conditions in North America. Develop an understanding of what is going on inside your brain when anxiety and panic attacks happen. Create strategies for how to manage these overwhelming feelings and how to interact and support when you recognize it in others.
Learn what a substance is, why people use them, and the underlying reasons for chronic substance use. Discover the biggest barriers to preventing substance use disorders and see the connections between brain chemistry and the patterns of substance use in this non-judgmental workshop.
Delve into the depression and learn about the impact on society today, what it is, who can get it, and how can we get rid of it. Develop strategies for what to do when you feel depression creeping in and understand the risk factors and resources available to you.
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) can happen when a person or group is exposed to a potentially traumatic event. Learn what is PTSD and how it's diagnosed, and why some are more likely to develop symptoms than others. Gain strategies to adjust to the "new normal," and identify the elements and plans needed to rebound after a potentially traumatic incident.
Gain the skills to recognize the signs, symptoms, risk factors, and warning signs of suicide. Learn how to communicate about suicide without shame, urgency or judgement. In this workshop we'll discuss the how, the why, the help available when dealing with suicide as we explore the challenges faced due to the complexities of suicide in today's society.
In the MHFA course, you will gain a solid understanding of the 5 basic actions of ALGEE:
Assess the risk of suicide and/or harm
Encourage professional support
Encourage other supports
ALGEE is the framework for having a confident conversation about mental health with family, friends, colleagues, and strangers.
International evaluations and feedback have found the following outcomes for participants undertaking an MHFA course:
· Increased awareness of signs and symptoms of the most common mental health problems
· Decreased stigma related to mental health
· Increased confidence interacting with individuals experiencing a mental health problem or crisis
· Increased help actually provided to individuals in crisis or experiencing a mental health problem
· Substance overdose
· Suicidal behaviour
· Panic attack
· Acute stress reaction
· Psychotic episode