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March 26, 2014  Mental Health Gala for the Distress Centre on Campus  

I am excited and honoured to be an invited guest for the 1st Annual Mental Health Gala for the Distress Centre on Campus, being held tonight at the University of Calgary – MacEwan Hall Cassio A/B.

From their website, “Together we can make a difference. We are a passionate group aimed at raising awareness for Distress Centre Calgary and services available to support people in times of crisis”.  For more information see the dconcampus website.


MHFA (Basic) Course Updates for March 2014

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Course Option #1 & #2:  Gail has been contracted by the Alberta Home Visitation Network Association (AHVNA) to instruct 2 more Mental Health First Aid (Basic) classes for Spring 2014.  The course is open to the public at an excellent rate.

When:  Wed-Thurs May 7 & 8, 2014  and Tues-Wed May 27 & 28, 2014 (each course is 2 days) from 8:45 am to 4:15 pm each day.  Openings still available for both classes but space is running out for the May 7 & 8 class – Register today!

Where:  Hull Child and Family Services at 1847-48 Street SE Calgary – plenty of free street parking as well in the strip mall across from the venue (per agreement between the venue and strip mall owner)

Cost:  $125.00 for AHVNA members; $195.00 for non-members  (no host lunch)

Registration details:  see the AHVNA webpage to register – click on link noted above


Additional course information for all session:  can be found on the Mental Health First Aid Canada website

Remember, you don’t need prior experience to take MHFA!

If your organization has a group of 8 or more adults wanting to book a course, please call Gail today to schedule your group for a closed class.  2014 bookings are available through out the week for the (2 x 8 hour) class schedule, as well as the (4 x 3.25 hour) class schedule.  Gail will travel to areas outside of Calgary for classes.  What’s the advantage of a closed class? – you get to learn these important MHFA skills with the support of your team, and discussions can be tailored to the unique needs of your group.  Also, there are possible price adjustments if your organization is able to provide the space required to run a course.  Or you may opt to host the course for your group that is also open to the public – this may help generate revenue or offset costs for your organization.  The choice is yours!

This is an exciting time! – the public momentum to see improvements in the mental wellbeing for all Canadians has never before been as strong as it is today.  As of early 2013, over 75, 000 adults had received training from Mental Health First Aid Canada – join this international movement & contact Gail today!

email or call Gail at 403-457-4036.


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