MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING
Our team has been trained to deliver Mental Health First Aid Training for both youths and adults who work with youth. There will be two separate trainings for these two groups which are offered for certification. Mental Health First Aid is a standardized educational program used to train service providers and community members in the identification of mental health disorders for youth (ages 12-18) and adults (over 18).
Through these trainings, we hope to:
increase community members’ knowledge about and responses to different mental health disorders
inform community members about early intervention and community supports
reduce stigma surrounding mental health disorders.
introduce and train service providers on screening tools to identify early psychosis
introduce service providers to the WA online referral system for Coordinated Specialty Care programs
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINERS
Sheldon Stokes, Julia Paxton