Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Inuit is a course designed by Inuit, for Inuit and for those who work with Inuit. The three-day course encourages people across Inuit Nunangat to have conversations about mental wellness with family, friends, and colleagues. Addressing the stigma associated with mental health and wellness can be challenging, MHFA Inuit provides a foundation from which participants have an opportunity to learn from their own people in a culturally safe, and competent environment.?
MHFA Inuit is delivered by two facilitators to ensure cultural competency. Namely:
? Inuit Nunangat is made up of unique communities with majority Inuit populations
? Community supports are different in each region
? Inuit realities, culture and language can vary depending on community and region
In the MHFA course, you will gain a solid understanding of the 5 basic actions of?ALGEE:
Assess the risk of suicide and/or harm
Encourage professional support
Encourage other supports
ALGEE is the framework for having a confident conversation about mental health with family, friends, colleagues, and strangers.