What is Mental Health First Aid in Canada?
One in three Canadians will experience a mental health problem at some point in their life. The earlier a problem is detected and treated, the better the outcome.
Mental Health First Aid Canada training gives people the skills to provide that early help that is so important in recovery.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved.
The MHFA Canada program aims to improve mental health literacy, and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague.
Mediation is a confidential and voluntary process that brings people in conflict (‘The Parties’) together and gives them an opportunity to talk about their differences in a
non-judgemental way with the help of a trained mediator.
The mediator does not act as a judge, lawyer or psychologist. Mediators don’t make decisions, offer legal advice or provide counselling. Through communication and understanding, mediators guide parties to an agreement.
I believe that conflict is a healthy part of community. When conflict is resolved effectively it can offer many benefits. IT can improve communication, clear up misunderstandings and, most importantly, help to build strong and lasting relationships with neighbours, friends, family members, co-workers, staff, clients, landlords/tenants, etc.
MEDIATION IS RIGHT FOR YOU IF:
YOU HAVE A NEIGHBOUR, FAMILY (EXCLUDING DIVORCE/CHILD CUSTODY), LANDLORD/TENANT, WORKPLACE CONFLICT
YOU WANT TO RESOLVE THE CONFLICT PEACEFULLY
YOU ARE LOOKING FOR HELP WITHOUT INVOLVING THE POLICE OR THE COURTS
YOU ARE WILLING TO SHARE YOUR SIDE OF THE STORY AND HEAR WHAT THE OTHER PARTY HAS TO SAY