Webinar Recording: “Mental Health First Aid” now available

Topic: Mental Health First Aid – an innovative approach to supporting seniors’ mental health 

Presenters: Mireille Cyr-Hansen and Denise Waligora

Audience: caregivers, patients, and professionals 

Recording: http://caringvoicenetwork.adobeconnect.com/p42h45349gx/

Brief Webinar Description: 

If I sprain my ankle, chances are you’ll know what to do – if I have a panic attack, chances are you won’t. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person until medical treatment can be obtained, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is given until appropriate treatment is found or the crisis is resolved.

In this session, participants will hear about an initiative of the Mental Health Commission to adapt its Mental Health First Aid Basic course to specifically address the population of seniors. By the end of the presentation, participants will have a better understanding of how innovative approaches, such as this one, can contribute to supporting the mental health of seniors.