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Mental Health First Aid - Youth

Event Date(s): Fri, 2018/10/12 - 9:00am to Sat, 2018/10/13 - 5:00pm
Event Type: Family Life Centre

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

Course Overview

MHFA Canada: 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:

  • 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:

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

More information, including the course outline, is available at


Adrianne 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 teaches Mental Health First Aid (both, Basic, and for Adults who interact with Youth) and has been as instructor of two courses at Tyndale Seminary (Psychopathology and Addictions). 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.

Close up head shot of Adrianne (Instructor)


Dates: Friday and Saturday, October 12th & 13th 2018 (participants must attend both days).
Times: 9:00 AM—5:00 PM.
Location: Tyndale University College & Seminary, 3377 Bayview Ave (map).


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.


Early Bird (Expires September 15th, 2018): $225+HST*.
Regular Admission (Effective September 16th, 2018): $250+HST*.
Full-Time Student/Tyndale Staff & Alumni Rate: $200+HST*.

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

*For alumni / student promotional code please email: flc [at] tyndale [dot] ca (subject: Promotional%20code)

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.



Email the Tyndale Family Life Centre at flc [at] tyndale [dot] ca.

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