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Mental Health First Aid Inuit

By July 17, 2010 No Comments

Danielle Baikie
Inunnik kamagiamut SuliaKattik
Inosiksiagiktotitsigasuannimi amma
Nunalinnik Pivalliatiksigasuannimi

Social Work Liaison
Health & Social Development
P.O. Box 250
Nain, NL, A0P 1L0
Email: [email protected]
tel: (709)922-2126 ext 239
fax: (709)922-2426

Link: https://www.mhfa.ca/en/course-type/inuit

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Inuit is a course designed by Inuit, for Inuit and for those who work with Inuit. The three-day course encourages people across Inuit Nunangat to have conversations about mental wellness with family, friends, and colleagues. Addressing the stigma associated with mental health and wellness can be challenging, MHFA Inuit provides a foundation from which participants have an opportunity to learn from their own people in a culturally safe, and competent environment. 

MHFA Inuit is delivered by two facilitators to ensure cultural competency. Namely:

  • Inuit Nunangat is made up of unique communities with majority Inuit populations
  • Community supports are different in each region
  • Inuit realities, culture and language can vary depending on community and region