PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Lil' Steps is pleased to offer the following professional development programs.

Mental Health First Aid Basic 

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. This program is certified through the Mental Health Commission of Canada.  The course discusses the following mental disorders:

  • Substance related disorders

  • Mood related disorders

  • Crisis first aid skills for the following situations are learned:

  • Substance overdose

  • Suicidal behaviour

  • Panic attack

  • Acute stress reaction

  • Psychotic episode

  • Anxiety and trauma related disorders

  • Psychotic disorders

 

​Feeling Anxious vs. Being Anxious

 

What is normal vs. problematic anxiety?  This workshop explores the different types of anxiety, symptoms and treatments.  Anxiety has become a broad term in our society and there has been some confusion around normal vs. problematic anxiety.  Is anxiety a feeling or a disorder?  When is anxiety normal?  How do I manage anxiety?  How to I help someone I care about manage anxiety.  These are the different areas that will be explored in this workshop to gain a better understanding of anxiety and how it may be impacting you or someone around you.  

 

Mental Health Awareness - Knowledge is power!  

 

When we can understand what mental health is; then we can be more aware and proactive in maintaining positive mental wellbeing.  In this workshop we will explore the Mental Health Continuum and connect this by identifying where we are on the continuum and strategies to improve our mental health.  We will also look at questions around when does our mental health become a problem vs. normal stress in our lives.  

 

Grief and Loss

 

Grief is not a simple process and is different for everyone.  Any type of loss, whether it is a positive or negative loss, is impacting in a unique form to us.  Discover more about the grief process and how grief can impact us in a variety of ways.  This psychoeducational workshop is very powerful for a variety of groups that have experienced loss in the workplace or home.  

 

Contact us to inquire about our workshops.