St. John Ambulance to offer mental health first aid in P.E.I.
Training course on issue to be held from Aug. 12-13 in Charottetown
Islanders who want to know how to help someone in a mental health crisis can now receive training in P.E.I.
St. John Ambulance is offering two-day courses on mental health first aid across the Island starting in August.
The first course will be held on Aug. 12-13 in Charlottetown.
Mental health first aid is the help provided to people who are developing or experiencing a mental health crisis.
Similarly to how physical first aid is administered to those with injuries, mental health first aid is given until the necessary professional treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved.
St. John Ambulance is an authorized provider that has been offering the course in Nova Scotia since November 2014 where more than 2,000 people have been trained.
The course is currently being offered at a cost of $140. All proceeds from St. John Ambulance courses directly support its community service programs.
To register for the Charlottetown course, visit www.sja.ca, call 1-800565-5056, or you can email info@ ns.sja.ca.
Private workplace courses are also available.