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Mental Health First Aid at Work

Mental Health First Aid at Work is a skills-based and experiential corporate training program that teaches employees how to notice and support an individual who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use concern or crisis and connect them with appropriate resources. Mental Health First Aid at Work is an evidence-based practice.

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Why Should Employers Care About Mental Health?

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Mental Health First Aid at Work is available as either a 4-hour course or 8-hour certification program, depending on the needs of your corporation.

The Action Plan

Both the 4-hour and 8-hour options teach ALGEE, the 5-step action plan  to provide support to someone experiencing a mental health or substance use problem.

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen nonjudgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

The Mental Health First Aid at Work training also includes a training needs assessment to incorporate your company culture, policies/procedures and employee resources and into the presentation slides and case studies.

Interested? Contact Donna DeWan for more information or to schedule a training at your workplace.

 

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