Alberta Council of Disability Services

Mental Health First Aid

Type Synopsis Region Link/Contacts
This covers the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved. Training is offered throughout the province just and covers:
  • Explanations of mental health, mental illness and mental health problems
  • Signs and symptoms of common mental health problems and crisis situations
  • Information about effective interventions and treatments
  • Ways to access professional help
Provincial Click to visit website
Resources The Canadian Mental Health Association is a nation-wide charitable mental health organization. Its website has a variety of information on mental health and mental illness. Provincial Click to visit website
Resources The Centre for Suicide Prevention is a non-profit organization serving thousands of people in Alberta, across Canada and around the world. The Centre has a special library on suicide and suicidal behaviour, provides training workshops for Albertans including Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and other workshops across Canada, and supports research on suicide and suicidal behaviour. Contact the Centre for Suicide Prevention for a full description of workshops and other services offered. Provincial Click to visit website
Resources Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada (ADAC)
This website provides information on anxiety disorders, links to provincial societies and other useful organizations and pharmaceutical companies.
Provincial Click to visit website
Resources Workplace Strategies for Mental Health
A great resource for free workplace training and tools, for leaders Human resources and direct support staff.
Provincial Click to visit website