Mental Health First Aid

May 11, 2019 @ 8:30 am – May 12, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
CMHA Grey Bruce
1024 2nd Avenue East
Owen Sound
Jackie Ralph

One in five will experience a mental health problem by the age of 24.

Do you know how to help?

First Aid is the help given to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained.  Mental Health First Aid is the help given to someone developing a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis is resolved.  Mental health problems often first develop during adolescence or early adulthood, with half of all mental disorders beginning by age 14, and 75% beginning by age 24. This course does not teach you to be a therapist, or counsellor but in 14 hours you will learn:

  • To identify when a person may be in danger
  • Basic actions for mental health first aid
  • Information on effective intervention and treatments
  • Where and how to get help locally
  • Signs and symptoms of the following common mental health problems and how to provide help in the following crisis situations:


Mental Health Problems                          Crisis Situations

Substance abuse disorders                       Overdose

Eating Disorders                                         Suicidal Behaviour

Anxiety disorders                                        Panic Attacks

Psychosis                                                    Acute Psychosis

Mood Disorders                                          Reactions to traumatic events

Deliberate Self-Injury


Location: CMHA Grey Bruce, 1024 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound

Training dates:  Saturday May 11 and Sunday May 12, 2019

Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Cost: $125 Price includes lunch, coffee and snacks.

  ** A minimum number of 10 registrants are required to hold the course **

Mental Health First Aid is a program of the Mental Health Commission of Canada.  For more information, go to

To register, please email at .  Ask about rates for students and Newcomer Committee members.