Kitchener area workshop to shine spotlight on mental health first aid

October 17, 2016 by  

Those in the KitchenerWaterloo are who are interested in in learning how to help those who are facing a mental health crisis are invited to an event that will give them the knowledge and skills they can use to provide relevant first aid.

The workshop, which will take place over two days, has been designed to give the average person a set of tools they can use to recognize the signs of a mental health crisis in themselves, a friend or family member, or a colleague. According to its organizers, this can be especially helpful to someone who serves in a human resources role in their workplace.

Participants will learn how to know if someone is experiencing an issue, and also how to address the stigma surrounding psychological health that may exist in their place of work. They will also be taught appropriate mental health first aid treatment and procedures, and what sorts of resources exist in the community and how to access them. It was further explained that, while those who receive this training will not serve as therapists, they can still play an important role and perhaps even save someone’s life. A provider of printing services can supply an assortment of printed materials for use during a training session such as this.

The training will be held on November 28 and 29 at Lutherwood in Waterloo. Tickets to take part are $225 each, and can be purchased through Eventbrite.