Media advisory - Mental Health Commission of Canada Launches Mental Health First Aid Program for Seniors and Their Caregivers and Service Providers

OTTAWA, Aug. 31, 2017 /CNW/ - The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and Trillium Health Partners will launch Mental Health First Aid Seniors, a training program to support the mental health of Canada's aging population.  MHFA Seniors trains seniors, their caregivers and service providers to effectively respond to an emerging mental health problem or crisis until the situation is resolved or appropriate treatment is found.



The launch of Mental Health First Aid Seniors including a discussion about the unique mental health needs of seniors.


Mireille Cyr, MHCC Business Development and Planning Manager, Mental Health First Aid
Louise Bradley, President and CEO, MHCC
Dr. Ian Dawe, Program Chief and Medical Director of Mental Health, Trillium Health Partners
Dr. Richard Shulman, Service Medical Director, Seniors' Health, Trillium Health Partners
Denise Waligora, Training and Delivery Specialist, Mental Health First Aid, MHCC


Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 10:00 a.m. ET


Mississauga Senior Citizens' Centre
1389 Cawthra Road
Mississauga, ON


The Mental Health Commission of Canada is a catalyst for change. We are collaborating with hundreds of partners to change the attitudes of Canadians toward mental health problems and to improve services and support. Our goal is to help people who live with mental health problems and illnesses lead meaningful and productive lives. Together we create change. The Mental Health Commission of Canada is funded by Health Canada. |

Trillium Health Partners is one of the largest community-based acute care facilities in Canada. Comprised of Credit Valley Hospital, the Mississauga Hospital and the Queensway Health Centre, Trillium Health Partners serves the growing and diverse populations of Mississauga, West Toronto and surrounding communities. Trillium Health Partners is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Trillium Health Partners is an associate member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network.

Trillium Health Partners Foundation was formed in July 2013 upon the successful amalgamation of Trillium Health Centre Foundation and The Credit Valley Hospital Foundation. Together as one foundation, Trillium Health Partners Foundation is dedicated to raising the critical funds needed to address the highest priority needs of Trillium Health Partners.

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SOURCE Mental Health Commission of Canada

For further information: Media Contact: Hélène Côté, Senior Communications Advisor, Public Affairs, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Office: 613.683.3952, Mobile: 613.857.0840,


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