The following Mental Health First Aid certification courses being offered in 2018.
Regina locations are highlighted:

  • January 15th & 16th, 2018 @ Battleford Indian Metis Friendship Center, North Battleford, Sk.
  • January 20th & 21st, 2018 @ Carnduff Fire Hall, Carnduff Sk.
  • January 24th & 25th, 2018 @ University of Regina, Regina Sk.
  • February 3rd & 4th, 2018 @ Canalta Hotel Conference Room, Martensville Sk.
  • February 13th & 14th, 2018 @ University of Regina, Regina Sk.
  • March 6th & 7th, 2018 @ Fairfield Inn and Suites Conference Room, Lethbridge Alb.
  • March 15th & 16th, 2018 @ Travelodge Conference Room, Prince Albert Sk.
  • March 21st & 22nd, 2018 @ Super 8 Hotel Conference Room, Swan River Mb.
  • March 26th & 27th, 2018 @ Canalta Hotel Conference Room, Weyburn Sk. 
  • April 3rd & 4th, 2018 @ Super 8 Hotel Conference Room, Brandon Mb.
  • April 17th & 18th, 2018 @ Canalta Hotel Conference Room, Morden Mb.
  • April 24th & 25th, 2018 @ Canalta Hotel Conference Room, Selkirk Mb.
  • May 8th & 9th, 2018 @ Super 8 Hotel Conference Room, Dauphin Mb.
  • May 15th & 16th, 2018 @ Canalta Hotel Conference Room, Tisdale Sk.  
  • May 29th & 30th, 2018 @ University of Regina, Regina Sk.
  • June 6th & 7th, 2018 @ Canalta Hotel Conference Room, Martensville Sk.

 

 A bit of background:

The course is a 2 day (12 hours in class), and you must attend all 12 hours to obtain your
certification through the Mental Health Commission of Canada. The topics covered include:

  • Substance-Related disorders Including Crisis Response for an overdose.
  • Mood-Related disorders Including Crisis Response for suicidal behaviour.
  • Anxiety and Trauma-Related disorders Including Crisis Response for a panic attack & Crisis Response for acute stress reaction.
  • Psychotic disorders Including Crisis Response for a psychotic episode.

 

How does this benefit the workplace:

  • Statistics show that 20% of all sick leaves are related to mental health.
  • Great-West Life Assurance Company reports that 30% of all disability claims are related to mental health. And further, depression is a secondary diagnosis in 75% of long-term files.

 

Mental Health First Aid is a program offered through the Mental Health Commission of Canada, teaching participants to:

 

Mental Health First Aid is a key component of any Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace program.

Employers who set a strategic direction for  improving mental health are rewarded with dramatic cost and effectiveness benefits, enjoying significant and sustainable enhancements in:

  • Productivity: Happy and psychologically healthy employees work harder and more efficiently.
  • Cost Savings due to Disability and Absenteeism: There is a strong link between mental health, physical well-being and injury prevention
  • Operational Success: Mentally healthy workplaces are characterized by higher levels of employee motivation, commitment, innovation and creativity, as well as fewer errors, better decision making and improved planning.
  • Recruitment and Retention: Top candidates today are looking for a workplace that supports their personal and professional growth.
  • Conflict Reduction: Better mental health among employees means fewer grievances and complaints and a stronger corporate reputation
  • Operational Success: Mentally healthy workplaces are characterized by higher levels of employee motivation, commitment, innovation and creativity, as well as fewer errors, better decision making and improved planning.

 

Registration information:

  • Course capacity is 25 participants.
  • Cost is $250/participant.
  • To secure a seat, I ask that you contact me to complete a registration form and pay a deposit of $100.00.
  • The remainder of the course fee is due 7 days prior to the course start date.

 

*Feel free to forward the information regarding this professional development opportunity to colleagues, family or friends who may be interested in attending*

 

Fees can be paid by cheque or etransfer.

  • If you decide to pay by cheque, please email me prior to sending via mail as mail can take some time to reach me!

       Mailing address Carissa Listrom

                                       131 Vernon Cresent,

                                       Regina, Sk.

                                       S4R 7S8

       Cheques can be made out to: Carissa Listrom

 

      

If you require any additional information, please email or call!

 

Regards,

Carissa Listrom B.Ed. CES.

Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor

 

Tel: 306.526.2958

Email: carissaclark17@hotmail.com