Mental Health First Aid Pilot Project
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Mental Health First Aid Pilot Project

In January 2019, CLAC launched a nationwide mental health first aid (MHFA) pilot project. The project involves a two-day course designed primarily for stewards and CLAC staff to equip them in their workplaces and relationships. Over 250 people have gone through CLAC’s MHFA course to date.

During the two-day course, students become familiar with the most common mental health illnesses and how to identify signs and symptoms. They learn how to help a person until they are given appropriate professional treatment. The course is presented so that students can take away the skills and implement them in a variety of settings.

Although some may find the idea of taking a course like this intimidating, the response has been overwhelmingly positive, with many who were initially reluctant urging their fellow members to take the course too. The positive feedback has led CLAC to continue funding this initiative in 2020.

CLAC Training has opened the MHFA training course to anyone who is interested, pending availability. Please call your nearest member centre to see if spaces are available and to register. You can also email us at abtraining@clac.ca for more information.

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