You are invited to The BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety Department presentation of the 2-day Mental health first Aid (MHFA) Course, certified by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
MHFA Basic is intended for adults interacting with adults (18 years and older). This course focuses on the four most common mental health disorders including substance related, mood related, anxiety and trauma related, and psychotic disorders. Participants who take this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with their family, friends, communities, and workplaces.
For a detailed description of what you will learn in this course, please click here to see a PDF
This course is open to all BCGEU members in Area 00
You must have your employer's approval to attend this two-day course.
The union will provide the LOA and reasonable travel costs. Confirmation of the leave must be provided 2 weeks before the course.
Registration is on a first come first serve basis (with approved leave from your employer)
Please note that BCGEU Covid-19 protocols remain in place. Participants will be required to provide proof of full vaccination at BCGEU OHS courses. Staff will scan your vaccine passport and confirm your identification upon arrival.
The use of high quality masks also continues to be required in all BCGEU buildings, and at BCGEU courses hosted in other venues. Upon arrival, BCGEU members will be provided with KN95 masks for use during the course. Employer representatives or members of other unions will need to bring their own KN95, N95 or equivalent mask.
Participants will also need to follow other measures in our Covid-19 safety plan for our BCGEU OHS courses, which includes health screening and physical distancing.
As you know, Covid-19 public health measures are regularly updated, so more changes to the requirements for our courses may occur in the weeks and months to come. We will do our best to keep you informed and up to date. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].
While this particular course is designed to be delivered in person, if you would like to attend a mental health first aid course, but can’t in person, please email us at [email protected] regarding virtual offerings of the course.
We are committed to making our courses accessible to all learners. We provide additional supports for learners as needed, including ASL interpretation. Please contact us for more information and to make arrangements to support your participation.
We look forward to seeing you!
There is limited space for this course, please ensure that you have your employer’s approval before registering.