Mental Health First Aid: Adults who Interact with Youth

Date: September 27, 2017

The PRTC is sponsoring a session in Mental Health First Aid : Adults who Interact with Youth

14 Hours of Instruction; September 29th 2017 and October 13th 2017, 9:00 – 4:30 both days.
Certified CMHA Instructor Jaime Semchuk

A limited number of seats are available for this session. Costs: Registration is $150.00, including 14 hours of instruction and Mental Health First Aid Manual, and completion certificate Register with the PRTC by telephone at 604-822-1364 or inquire at .

Student bursaries are available for students registered full-time in a relevant graduate program.

MHFA Adults who Interact with Youth is intended for an adult audience whose primary focus is youth (aged 14-25). In addition to the four most common disorders discussed in MHFA BASIC, this course includes instruction about eating disorders and deliberate self-injury. Participants who take this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with the young people in their lives, including at schools, extra-curricular activities, social services, family, friends, and communities.

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
Listen non-judgmentally
Give reassurance
Encourage professional support
Encourage other supports

ALGEE is the framework for having a confident conversation about mental health with family, friends, colleagues, and strangers.

Key Outcomes

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

Crisis First Aid

  • Substance overdose
  • Suicidal behaviour
  • Panic attack
  • Acute stress reaction
  • Psychotic episode

Registration and information at the PRTC Test Library 604 822 1364 or email