Mental Health First Aid - Winter 2019

If someone sprains an ankle, chances are you'll know what to do. If someone has a panic attack, chances are you won't.




Westcoast Community Resources Society and West Coast NEST


Jody Radtke


500 Matterson Dr, Ucluelet, BC


Mental Health First Aid is offered to someone with an emerging mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis until appropriate treatment is found or the situation is resolved.

This 12 hour evidence-based MHFA Basic Course will give participants:

- confidence and skills to engage someone with an emerging mental health problem or in a mental health crisis

-greater recognition of mental health problems

-decreased stigma

-improved mental health for themselves


MHFA Basic is intended for adults interacting with adults (18 years and older). This courses focuses on the four most common mental health disorders including substance related, mood related, anxiety and trauma related, and psychotic disorders. Participants who take this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with their family, friends, communities, and workplaces.

About the Instructor:

Jody Radtke is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) in British Columbia and a certified instructor of Mental Health First Aid for the Mental Health Commission of Canada. With over 25 years of experience in nature-based counselling for youth, individuals, couples and families, her areas of expertise include spiritual growth, self-esteem and patterns of limiting beliefs, post-traumatic growth, couples work, life transitions, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and alternative lifestyles. Along with teaching MHFA courses and her psychotherapy practice, Jody is an adjunct faculty at Naropa University’s Graduate School of Psychology in the Wilderness Therapy department in Boulder, Colorado, and leads experiential leadership retreats across North America.


Participants should be at least 18 years old.

Course fee:


How to register:

Final course details are to come. If you are interested in this course, please email and you will be contacted with further details soon.