Mental Health First Aid Workshop

The pandemic may have shed fresh light on the subject of mental health on a scale we have not seen before but the subject is far from new.  Yes it is a difficult subject to address whether in oneself or in others, but the sobering fact remains that – Construction has the Highest Suicide Rate of Any Industry .

One of the best initial tools in tackling mental health and making a difference is increased education and awareness. This way we can be better equipped for self care while also having each others’ backs. This session will advance your understanding and awareness around Mental Health while also providing you with some practical tools that will assist you.

Whether for self, colleagues & teammates, staff or loved ones, emotional wellness is a matter that we we can all benefit from a better understanding of. Whether you are attending as an individual or you send members of your team, our industry needs to address this matter as best as we can and do so with our characteristic sense of urgency and focus on health and safety.

Our safety, our wellness and the future of many will depend on how we respond now.

**In-Person session will be hosted at the Calgary Construction Association Centre, seating is limited.**

The Calgary Construction Association has a duty to protect the occupants of the Construction Centre and all who visit our space. Therefore until further notice we will be observing the following measures relative to COVID :

  • Registrants and attendees for any room rental, event or activity will be required to sign a declaration of full vaccination or provide proof of negative testing – similar to the REP program
  • Seating will be arranged and density will be managed to facilitate 6 feet of separation
  • Participants will be expected to wear a mask and maintain 6 feet of separation when not seated and when moving through the public areas.
  • Hand Sanitizer stations will be located throughout the building as well in the meeting rooms

This workshop was developed for participants to understand what mental health first aid is, and how to recognize the signs, and symptoms in others and within themselves.  Focusing on positive ways of dealing with stress and coming up with a plan for success. By gaining knowledge of these signs, we will better understand how to help others and ourselves before it gets worse.  We discuss topics such as “care for others”, “self-care”, “suicide prevention”, and will explore support systems in Calgary.

This Mental Health First Aid Workshop will help you understand:

  • 4 types of stress
  • Coping with Stress
  • Caring for others
  • Self-Care
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Planning
  • Available support systems


CCA Member $85.00 (+GST) 

Date to be Determined

In-Class - Limited Seating

Additional Details

Becky Banks, Educator, Trainer – Act Now Corporation

Becky has experience in assisting at-risk youths in their mental health and safety. With time, Becky took her career in a different direction by taking courses in first aid and CPR, among other safety courses. The Act Now Corporation is a training partner of both the Canadian Red Cross and Heart and Stroke of Alberta. An opportunity to provide Psychological First Aid to community members was presented by the Red Cross three years ago. Act Now Corporation jumped at the chance and flew to Toronto to complete the program. In order to reach and help even more people, especially during this pandemic, Becky has created a condensed version of the course offered by the Red Cross.

Cancellation Policy:

Payment is non-refundable for cancellations made within 5 business days of the course, or non-attendance on the day. Complimentary substitution of another member of your company is accepted. If CCA has to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, CCA will refund the registration fee or, if possible, the attendee may choose to move to an identical session in the future.


Did you know!!  Eligible employers can get government funding to help employees access training opportunities. The Canada-Alberta Job Grant will give you up to 2/3 of the registration fee (up to $10,000/employee/fiscal year) for training. Whether taking one course or a combination of courses, the total training must be a minimum of 21 hours and be completed within 52 weeks.



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