BTS confirms mental health first aid courses
Tuesday, 4 January 2022
btsmhfa12-29-21400x400Mental Health First Aid takes the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations
USA - Charity Behind the Scenes has announced a series of Mental Health First Aid virtual training classes throughout January and February.
The Mental Health First Aid course takes the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations with someone you are worried about by teaching you how to recognize the signs and symptoms, how to listen and give reassurance, and how to refer that person to appropriate professional support and services. The course is delivered in two parts - a self-paced online course followed by a six-hour virtual live instructor-led session.
Participants will learn about the risk factors and warning signs of mental health and substance use problems including information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and substance use; the five-step ALGEE action plan to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or is in crisis, and the available evidence-based professional, peer and self-help resources. On completing the course, you will become a certified mental health first aider which is valid for three years.
The registration fee is $125, with IATSE Members and those working under IATSE agreements eligible for Training Trust Fund reimbursement upon proof of successful completion of the course. A limited number of partial and full scholarships are available - contact for information. Training for Canadians is available through the AFC at
To see the available training dates, visit
To see all the available tools and resources offered by the charity, go to

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