Mental Health & the Effective Helper

Donna Bonertz      13 Jan 2022           CHF BC event

6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

A brief outline of the Mental Health First Aid Standard course, this workshop will cover how to recognize signs and symptoms of common mental health problems, how to facilitate a helping relationship, and what being an effective listener means.


Learning Objectives:

  • Obtain a basic understanding of mental health problems and the basics of helping someone in this situation
  • To gain a level of comfort in practicing empathetic listening techniques
  • To know the responsibilities and limits of the helper role

Facilitator: Donna Bonertz
Donna Bonertz is a social worker & vocational rehabilitation specialist with 30 years experience in the mental health field. She currently works as the Employment & Rehabilitation Coordinator for the New View Society in Port Coquitlam and is a Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Canada. Donna has a passion for helping others discover their personal power in self-determination and confidence. She lives in Maple Ridge with her wife, cat and two dogs and enjoys riding motorcycles and camping.

All webinars are $40/person or $200 for six registrations from one co-op.

Non-member rates are $80/person or $400 for six registrations from one co-op.

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