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Mental Health First Aid for Northern Peoples

June 12 @ 9:00 am June 14 @ 4:00 pm

Face to Face in Yellowknife

The Mental Health First Aid Northern Peoples course is guided by a number of important principles such as respect, cooperation, resilience, community, harmony, generosity and resourcefulness. Many of these values are used to guide Indigenous ways of living.

This course was designed to respect the importance of holism and balance. That means that the whole person – mental, physical, social, emotional and spiritual parts of a person – must be considered when providing Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). It also means that for someone to be healthy, all parts must be balanced.

Mental illnesses are still feared and misunderstood by many people, but the fear will disappear as people learn more about them. The Mental Health First Aid training course was developed to equip you with the tools needed to provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis.

Topics covered:


  • Substance-related disorders
  • Mood–related disorders
  • Anxiety and trauma–related disorders
  • Psychotic disorders

The 18-hour evidence-based MHFA Northern Peoples course has been proven to give participants:

  • Confidence and skills to engage someone with an emerging mental health problem or in a mental health crisis
  • Greater recognition of mental health problems
  • Decreased stigma
  • Improved mental health for themselves

Dates: June 12 – 14, 2024
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Aurora College, Yellowknife Campus
Instructor: Wanda Roberts/Lea Barbosa-Leclerc
Cost: $190.00