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The Community Fund for Mental Health First Aid FAQ

What is The Community Fund for Mental Health First Aid?
 
The Community Fund for Mental Health First Aid is a fund where individuals can apply to have a two-day certification course offered and covered in their agriculture community.
 
Who can apply for The Community Fund?
 
The application is to be completed by individuals who are interested in organizing a Community Mental Health First Aid Certification course in their agriculture community. The fund is open to all agriculture communities across Canada!
 
How do I apply for The Community Fund?
 
Please click the Apply Now button on the Do More Ag website and complete the application form. You will need to allow 30 days for the approval process.
 
What is Mental Health First Aid?
 
Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing the worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.
 
Just like physical first aid is provided until medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate support is found or until the crisis is resolved. You can learn more by visiting mhfa.ca
 
If I am approved, what do I need to do in order to organize a Mental Health First Aid Certification course in my community?
 
In order for a course to be held in a community, we need a lead person to help organize the training, in partnership with Do More Ag. Do More Ag will partner with you to help you organize the training for your community. As the lead organizer, responsibilities include, but are not limited to: confirming a facilitator, facility rental, catering coordination, attendance recruitment,collecting attendee names, providing feedback to The Do More Ag Foundation, and submitting training expenses to Do More Ag for reimbursement
 
What does the Community Fund cover?
 
The fund will cover all expenses incurred for the Mental Health First Aid certification, including facilitator costs, course materials, catering and room rental (if required). Catering and room rental costs will be capped.
 
What languages is Mental Health First Aid available in?
 
Mental Health First Aid is available in 8 languages, including English and French. You can learn more by visiting mhfa.ca.
Source : Mental Health Commission of Canada

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