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Mental Health First Aid Basic

 Event Date(s): Fri, 2017/11/17 - 9:00am to Sat, 2017/11/18 - 5:00pm
 Event Type: Family Life Centre

Join over 38,500 Certified Mental Health First Aiders across Canada and get involved

Dates: Friday and Saturday: November 17th & 18th, 2017 (Participants must attend both days).
Times: 9:00 AM—5:00 PM
Locations: Tyndale University College & Seminary
3377 Bayview Ave. (South of Steeles)
Room E221, Marketing Classroom
Course Overview

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis is resolved.

Mental Health First Aid: Basic is a 12-hour course focused on adults interacting with adults in all environments. The course discusses the following mental disorders:

  • Mood-related disorders
  • Acute stress reaction
  • Substance-related disorders
  • Anxiety and trauma related disorders

Every year, 1 in 5 Canadians will experience mental health problems or illnesses

Crisis first aid skills for the following situations are learned:

  • Substance overdose
  • Suicidal behaviour
  • Panic attack
  • Acute stress reaction
  • Psychotic episode

More information, including the course outline, is available at


Adrianne SequeiraAdrianne Sequeira, MDiv, Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Psychoanalyst, Registered Nurse

Adrianne is a Registered Psychotherapist, Psychoanalyst and a Registered Nurse with a Certificate in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. She instructs two courses at Tyndale Seminary (Psychopathology and Addictions), and teaches Mental Health First Aid (both, Basic, and for Adults who interact with Youth). She offers psychoanalytic psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families and psychoanalysis for individuals. Adrianne has worked in the area of psychiatric/mental health for over 20 years. Her main area of expertise is addictions and concurrent disorders.


A Professional Development Certificate will be provided by Mental Health Commission of Canada after successful completion of the two-day training. Participants must attend the full course to qualify for certification.

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Bring your own lunch, or take advantage of the Tyndale cafeteria.


Participants will need to pay for their parking ($4 per day) at the main reception desk or in cash at the event. You will need to provide your license plate number to avoid being ticketed.


Early Bird (Expires October 20th, 2017): $200*.
Regular Admission (Effective October 21st, 2017): $250*.
Full-Time Student/Tyndale Staff & Alumni Rate: $200*.

*Fees include HST, all course material, and coffee with light refreshments for both training days.

Refund Policy

A $25 administrative fee will be retained on refunds before October 20th, 2017. A $50 fee will be retained on all refunds after October 20th.

Register Online
Tyndale Students/Staff/Alumni: You will need to email flc [at] tyndale [dot] ca to receive the discount code for $50 off the regular admission price (effective once early bird sales end). To enter the code, click "Enter Promotional Code" in the ticket widget below.


Contact the event's organizers at flc [at] tyndale [dot] ca

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