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Mental Health First Aid for Adults Who Interact with Youth

Event Date(s): Fri, 2017/11/10 - 8:30am to Sat, 2017/11/11 - 5:00pm
Event Type: Family Life Centre

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

Dates: Friday, November 10th to Saturday, November 11th, 2017 (Participants must attend both days).
Times: 8:30 AM—5:00 PM
Locations: Tyndale University College & Seminary
3377 Bayview Ave. (South of Steeles)
Room CH230
Course Overview

MHFA for Adults Who Interact with Youth focuses on mental health problems and first aid for youth ages 12 to 24. Mental health problems often first develop during adolescence or early adulthood, with half of all mental disorders beginning by age 14, and 75 per cent beginning by age 24. MHFA Canada: For Adults Who Interact with Youth has been reviewed by Canadian experts and provides guidelines for giving first aid.

Mental Health First Aid for Adults Who Interact with Youth (aged 12-24) is a 14-hour course that discusses the following mental disorders:

Group of smiling young people under a tree

  • Mood-related disorders
  • Acute stress reaction
  • Eating disorders
  • Deliberate self-injury
  • Substance-related disorders
  • Anxiety and trauma related disorders

Crisis first aid skills for the following situations are learned:

26.3% of Canadians could not access mental health care when they needed it

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

More information, including the course outline, is available at


Adrianne Sequeira's bio photoAdrianne 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.


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 10th, 2017): $200*.
Regular Admission (Effective October 10th, 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 10th, 2017. A $50 fee will be retained on all refunds after October 3rd.

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. 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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