Throughout the year the lab will be hosting a range of virtual and in-person events such as conferences, live webinars, workshops, and professional trainings. To sign up for upcoming events, please click on the event registration links.
January 17 and 18: Mental Health First Aid Basic (virtual) with Brenda Mein
February 10: Trauma informed practices in schools with Dr. Laffier
March 3: Artistic Expression on Identify Formation in Youth, Aalyia Rehman
March 10: Digital Citizenship and Wellness, Aalyia Rehman
September 14 and 15: Mental Health First Aid Basic (Virtual Training), Dr. Laffier
September 20 and 21: Mental Health First Aid: For Adults that Interact with Youth, Heather Bickle
October 6 and 7: Mental Health First Aid: Seniors, Brenda Mein
October 14: Art to support the well-being of children and youth, Aalyia Rehman
October 21: Digital Wellness in the Workplace, Dr. Laffier
November 2 and 3: Mental Health First Aid for adults that interact with you, Dr. Laffier
November 16: Mental Health transition supports for first year college students, Dr Laffier and the Future
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November 24: Mental Health in the Digital Age Conference, Faculty of Education and the Mental Health in the Digital Age Lab
December 6: Well-being in a post-pandemic workplace with Dr. Laffier and Mental Health Commission
Get Certified in Mental Health First Aid (Fully Online)! -
MHFA Standard - Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the support provided to a person who may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis. As current sections are full, we are working to offer MHFA training throughout the months of June to December 2021. To select a date and training, please refer to the calendar below and select interested dates through the registration form.
In this 8 hr. course (3 modules) participants will learn how to support others experiencing mental health problems or in a crisis. The learning goals include:
* Recognize signs and symptoms of declining mental health
* How to initiate a conversation and support a person struggling or in crisis.
* Understand healthy supports for various mental health problems
* How to use crisis intervention strategies
* Use MHFA actions to maintain one's own mental well-being
Method of Instruction
There are 3 modules in this course. Participants are required to complete Module 1 (2 hrs.) in their own time and submit proof of completion to the instructor 48 hours before participating in Module 2 and 3. Once a student registrars and pays they will receive a code to access Module 1. This allows them to access Module 1 and the required 'MHFA Participant Reference Guide'. After completing Module 1 participants then complete Modules 2 and 3 online with the instructor. This will be held on a secure Zoom site between 9:30-5 pm.
Maximum 15 people per session.
Rates will increase to $150.00 after June 11
Once you register you will receive an email for payment options which include e-transfer to MHFADurham@gmail.com.
Please note: failure to complete Module #1 and submit proof of completion to the Mental Health Commission prior to the due date below will not permit you to continue in the training and there will not be a refund granted once registration closes.
**New Dates for 2022 Coming Soon!**
Wellness Wednesdays Workshops
Growing up rural: the benefits of small-town living
Hosted by Dr. Jennifer Laffer on September 14 @ 7:30 pm