Where: Hanna Learning Centre Upstairs Boardroom
When: Wednesday and Thursday, April 11 and 12
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cost: No Charge
If a senior sprains an ankle, chances are you will know what to do.
If a senior begins to show signs of depression, chances are you won’t.
Valuing Mental Health: Learn Mental Health First Aid Seniors and build skills in recognizing and effectively responding to an emerging mental health problem or crisis.
• Recognize the symptoms of mental health problems or crises as they develop
• Provide initial help when dealing with a mental health problem or crisis
• Guide a senior and/or caregiver toward appropriate professional help
• Provide strategies and resources to support both seniors and their caregivers
The Government of Alberta is providing Mental Health Commission of Canada training free of charge to strengthen the addiction and mental health system in Alberta.
Anyone living in Alberta who is a senior, cares for or works with seniors is eligible, including:
• Seniors and their spouses/partners, family members, and friends
• Health service providers, housing providers, seniors’ centre staff
• Volunteers who serve seniors
Mental Health First Aid Seniors training for participants and instructors will be offered at no cost in various locations across the province until March 2019.
Brought to you by: Alberta Government, Canadian Mental Health Association Alberta, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Mental Health First Aid Canada