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Mental Health First Aid Training

Specifically tailored to those working in film, television and theater productions

Supportive Friend

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid is a training course that gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem, or experiencing a crisis, and help connect them to the appropriate care.

Course Overview

The course is delivered in two parts. The first is a 2-hour self-paced online course that must be completed prior to the second part which is a 6-hour virtual live instructor-led session. There is also a brief online post-class quiz and evaluation.

Course Topics

The course will cover:

  • The common signs and symptoms of mental illness

  • The common signs and symptoms of substance use

  • How to interact with a person in crisis

  • How to connect the person with help

  • Expanded content on trauma, addiction and self-care

Course Objectives

  • Grow your knowledge of signs, symptoms and risk factors of mental illnesses and addictions.

  • Identify multiple types of professional and self-help resources for individuals with a mental illness or addiction.

  • Increase your confidence in and likelihood of helping an individual in distress.

  • Show increased mental wellness yourself.

FAQs

Click here for more frequently asked questions.

Hands Up

Are you ready to end mental health stigma and save lives?

Course offerings are made possible by a partnership with
Behind the Scenes Foundation and Wellbeing in Creative Arts and Entertainment.

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