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Queen's University

Mental Health First Aid Training

Over the past few years, Student Affairs has been promoting mental health literacy (greater depth and breadth of understanding) to faculty, staff and students at Queen’s by offering Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). The purpose of MHFA is to teach participants how best to assist someone showing signs of a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. An on-campus session has been organized for February and there are spots available.

Session Information

Thursday, February 23 and Friday, February 24
8:30 am to 4 pm Lower Dining Room,
Ban Righ Hall Register on-line at our website. Deadline is Friday, February 17.

Session Focus

  • mental health literacy (nature of mental health and mental illness, most common types of mental health problems, stigma)
  • first aid intervention skills (e.g., crisis first aid for a panic attack) based on the five actions of MHFA: ALGEE, Assess Risk of Suicide or Harm, Listen non-judgementally, Give reassurance and advice, Encourage the use of professional resources, Encourage the use of other resources
  • developing awareness of resources – on-campus, local, provincial and national
  • content consists of lectures, videos, role plays, and case studies

There are differing fees for this course, dependent upon your classification:

  • Students - $50
  • Student Affairs Staff - $60
  • Queen's faculty and staff - $110
  • Queen's alumni and community members - $175

Contact Bonnie Livingstone or call 613-533-6000-78886 for any special requests or questions.

We are committed to ensuring that information, resources, room bookings and services are as accessible as possible. If you require special accommodation, please let us know in advance if we can help with alternative formats.

Queen's Human Resources
Fleming Hall, Stewart-Pollock Wing
Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6.
T: 613.533.2070 | F: 613.533.6196