Slots Still Open in Our July Mental Health First Aid Trainings!

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Are you interested in helping support students experiencing mental health challenges? Mental Health First Aid helps individuals assist someone who is experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

ACPS is excited to offer three Mental Health First Aid training opportunities this month, available to all staff! Slots still remain in all three courses:

  • Monday, July 22 | 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. | 14 of 30 slots open
  • Wednesday, July 24 | 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. | 21 of 30 slots open
  • Thursday, July 25 | 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. | 23 of 30 slots open

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The Mental Health First Aid training is a hybrid model that will require about 2 hours of pre-work before a 4-hour in-person training session. The session will cover the ALGEE action plan for supporting youth experiencing a mental health challenge:

Assess for risk of suicide or harm
Listen nonjudgmentally
Give reassurance and information
Encourage appropriate professional help
Encourage self-help and other support strategies

For more information about this training, visit Mental Health First Aid: What You Learn or contact Miles Nelson, Coordinator of Mental Health & Wellness.