Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid

Event Details

Mental Health First Aid (two-day course)
February 28 - March 1, 2018
8:30-16:00

SmithToronto
200 Front Street West (between Simcoe and John)
30th floor
Toronto, ON M5V 3K2

Dress: Business casual
Meals: Please pack a lunch or plan to buy lunch. Bring a water bottle
Getting there: TTC is easy and recommended. It’s close to both St. Andrews and Union stations
Parking: Surface and underground parking is available at $20-25/day. We recommend not parking. Driving and parking in Toronto at rush hour is stressful.  

Thank you SmithToronto for opening your doors to POE and supporting mental health training for veterans and those who care for, and about them.  

About the course
Veterans, like other Canadians can experience feelings of sadness, anger, frustration and low self-esteem. In particular, veterans and families living with operational stress injuries, like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression, can benefit from extra supports. That is why Veterans Affairs Canada has partnered with the Mental Health Commission of Canada to strategically invest in tools that can help veterans, their families and support networks.

Based on the principles of physical first aid, this two-day session helps participants learn how to recognize a mental health problem and how to respond appropriately to a mental health crisis until the crisis is resolved or professional help can be obtained.

Please note that there is an evaluation component to the program which helps measure the effectiveness of the course. Participation in this evaluation is requested but not required.  

This course will be facilitated by Sherry Lachine of Broadmind.

About Broadmind
Broadmind brings like-minded mental health professionals together to collaborate and assist organizations in achieving mental health goals. By helping others understand more about mental health we can foster respect, tolerance and empathy within our social and workplace communities.

About Sherry Lachine
Sherry Lachine is the owner of Broadmind, a social enterprise that focuses on community mental health. She started her career as an engineer in the Canadian military then moved on as a systems engineer in the private sector. She has continued her training to include a Masters in Science in Applied Psychology and now works to address strategies to improve mental health.


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