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EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

Through our partnership with the Canadian Red Cross, we have been able to help parents in recovery access leadership, certificate and educational opportunities. This has helped our members gain confidence, skills and helped create employment opportunities. 

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Mental Health First Aid Standard (Virtual)

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the support provided to a person who may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a crisis.

Participants will learn how to…

  • Recognize signs that a person may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health or substance use crisis

  • Have conversations that encourage a person to:

    • Talk about their mental well-being

    • Discuss professional and other supports that could help with recovery to improved mental well-being

    • Reach out to these supports

  • Assist in a mental health or substance use crisis situation

  • Check-in with one’s own mental well-being and take action as needed

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The Mental Health Commission of Canada reports that one in every five Canadians experiences a mental health or substance use problem within a given year. While people often know a lot about physical illness, most people have less knowledge about mental health or substance use problems. This lack of understanding often leads to fear and negative attitudes towards those living with these problems. It prevents people from seeking help for themselves, and from providing appropriate support to people around them."

JACK HIROSE COURSES

Some of our members were fully funded to attend the Virtual Western Candian Mental Health Summit and the Trauma and Addictions Conference; made possible by funding from the Candian Red Cross. This program offered certification and education credits to our members that were able to attend.

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