MindCare New Brunswick – Mental Health First Aid

11/06/2012

Medavie Health Foundation 2012 grant recipients included MindCare New Brunswick, who received a $36,000 grant to promote and train educators in Mental Health First Aid.  Similar to traditional first aid, MHFA trains people to recognize and help individuals developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

“Mental Health First Aid was developed to teach people how to recognize the early signs of mental illness and provide support until access to a professional caregiver is possible. We feel, as is the case with traditional first aid, everyone should be trained in Mental Health First Aid,” said Donna Gates, Vice-President, MindCare New Brunswick.