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Mother's Mental Health Toolkit Training: December 2018: FULL


Monday, December 10, 2018 - Monday, December 10, 2018

9 AM - 4 PM

Capilano Mall Community Room #203, 935 Marine Drive ,
North Vancouver  

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Enhance your mental health literacy at this one-day event!  

Often you are the first point of contact for a mother struggling with their mental health.  

This workshop will enhance your mental health literacy, provide a guide for the promotion of mental wellness for mothers, and promote practices that build resiliency and a strong network of community supports.

The valuable toolkit is a workbook-style resource that will increase maternal mental health knowledge, skills, and confidence among those working with mothers and families.

The toolkit and workshop will:

  • Enhance mental health literacy
  • Provide you with a guide for promoting mental wellness for mothers
  • Teach tools and techniques to help you prevent mental health issues
  • Help you recognize the risks and signs of possible mental illness
  • Help you guide women and their families—and other people supporting them—to understand and access assessment and treatment services
  • Enhance your knowledge of community responses and support that encourage recovery and decrease stigma

As a bonus, participants will also learn how to use the Growing Together Toolkit, a complementary resource designed by the BC Council for Families, that presents services providers with strategies to build healthy relationships with babies and toddlers and focuses on mothers who are dealing with depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma and other challenging circumstances. Accompanying Parent Handouts are translated into 9 languages! 

Please note: The Toolkit was not developed for self-help use by mothers. It will equip front-line community support workers with tools specific to supporting parenting at the neighbourhood level. It is not comprehensive mental health education or a treatment manual and is not intended as a replacement for mental health assessment or services.

Coffee, tea and muffins will be provided in the morning. Lunch is own your own. There is a food court located in the mall. 

There is free underground and outdoor parking. The community room is accessible via the escalator or elevator, and guest services on the main level of the mall are available to answer any questions. For more information about getting to Capilano Mall, please visit: