Mental Health Advocacy
Mental Health Advocacy
Educate and Inspire With World Renowned Keynote Speaker, Humanitarian and Mental Health First Aid Instructor Debbie Bodkin
Knowledge is Power
Learn With Debbie
Mental Health First Aid Training
Mental Health Workshops
Mental Health Keynote Address
End the Stigma
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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
MHFA is an evidence-based program developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Just as CPR training helps a layperson with no clinical training assist an individual following a heart attack, MHFA training helps an individual assist someone experiencing the development of a mental illness or who is in a mental health crisis.
Individuals with Mental Health First Aid certificate learn a single action plan that includes assessing risk, respectfully listening to and supporting the individual in crisis and identifying appropriate professional help and other supports that can be applied in many situations.
Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, guide a person toward appropriate professional help and provide initial assistance. Participants are taught how to provide effective crisis intervention in a variety of situations such as someone experiencing a panic attack, suicidal behaviour, substance overdose, acute stress reaction or a psychotic episode.
This two day training session results in a certificate of Mental Health First Aid from the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
Occupational Mental Health Consultant
How it Works
Debbie motivates and equips audiences with critical skills to recognize the humanity of neighbours, coworkers and strangers. Her one of kind experiences and expert storytelling will captivate any audience. Contact Debbie today to request her inspiring services for your next event.
Debbie will create a customized experience based on the needs of your organization, school or business. Topics will be catered to the specific needs of the audience and can be presented in a range of formats including workshops, keynote address and Mental Health First Aid Certification.
Your organization, school or business will be inspired to take action and create change. Leave equipped with valuable skills: mental health awareness and a deeper understanding of what it means to be a global citizen.
Are you ready to inspire change and end the stigma?
Inspire action through workshops, keynotes and training sessions designed to meet the specific needs of your organization and help your audience develop, grow and advance their skills and perspectives.