Western Nova Scotia Chapter


Why Mental Health First Aid Training?
Posted February 24, 2018

In a recent major Canadian study, 82% of responding organizations ranked mental health conditions in their top three causes of short term disability (72% for long-term).

30% of all short and long term disability claims are due to mental health problems and illnesses.

The average responding organization reported spending more than $10.5 million annually on absence claims.

In 2011, lost productivity due to absenteeism and presenteeism (present but less than fully productive at work) due to mental health problems and illnesses was approximately $6 Billion.

MHFA is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

The successful October 2016 MHSA training event was provided to Chapter Members and the general public. We are hoping to repeat this offer in 2018 and seeking input from members.

Once it has been determined if there is enough interest, a date and location will be decided upon.

Please respond by e-mail to Kathy Betts, Chapter Secretary at [email protected].


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