Mental Health First Aid Training

The Mental Health First Aid course provides the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, family, a friend or a colleague. You will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, provide initial help and guide a person toward appropriate professional help. With theses skills you can preserve life where a person may be a danger to themselves or others, provide comfort to a person experiencing a mental health problem and promote recovery of good mental health.

Everyone benefits, the more people that know the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems, interventions in crisis situations and ways to access help.

Mental Health First Aid training is a two day course that will happen on February 11 & 12, 2017 and again on March 18 & 25, 2017. Limited amount of students. Participants must attend both days to receive the certificate.

$20 deposit required. Deposit will be refunded by cheque on the last day of the course.


  Registration – February 11 & 12, 2017

Registration is now closed. For more information, please e-mail

  Registration – March 18 & 25, 2017


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Crazy For Life

NAIT Student Well-being and Community, with the support of Alberta Blue Cross, is proud to offer showings of the hit play that takes a candid look at one woman’s journey with mental illness.

Using Theatre to Address Mental Illness Stigma:
That’s Just Crazy Talk was the product of a collaborative research project that involved creation and testing of the play as a method of expanding understanding of Bipolar Disorder, and as a specific intervention to modify stigma.

That’s Just Crazy Talk looks at both the light and dark side of living with bipolar disorder, anxiety and psychosis. It describes one woman’s journey coming to terms with mental illness within herself and in her family. It also portrays the love and resilience it takes to stay together as a family in the midst of illness and the beauty that can result when we face our demons.

January 18, 2017

Main Campus
– Shaw Theater (X123); 12:00-1:00 pm
– NEXEN Theater (Y240); 4:15-5:15 pm
– Q & A with Victoria Maxwell to follow at 5:30-6:30 pm

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Watch The Skies – A NAITSA Megagame!

Hello Everyone!

NAITSA is proud to announce the creation of the first in Alberta Megagame!


The aliens have landed and it’s up to the nations of Earth to unite… or maybe not.

Watch the Skies! is a game that simulates the diplomatic-level response and interactions that would naturally take place between world governments and powers in the event that contact with life outside of Earth was ever established.

Inspired by video games such as XCOM Enemy Unknown, it is a one-of-a-kind chance to put yourself in the diplomatic hot seat and find out how you’d handle the pressure of making contact with alien intelligence on behalf of all mankind.

Watch the Skies! is a gaming experience unlike any other. Part boardgame, part UN summit, the game brings together some 40 or so players who will play on teams representing human nations and alien visitors. Each player will be given a specific role and duties, from presidents to military chiefs to diplomats to top scientists. It’s up to each team to best work out how to survive and thrive as they make first contact… and maybe settle some old-fashioned Earth rivalries at the same time.

The game will last approximately 8 hours.


Interested in seeing how it works? Watch the trailer at


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How to Wax a Ski

To help prepare for the ski season that is already upon us. We want to give you the opportunity to learn how to maintain your own skis and snowboards. We will bring an instructor to teach you how to wax your skis and snowboard. Note that is is a demo class, so please do not bring your own equipment. There will be a bus provided to take you to MEC.

   Meet at NAITSA office, bus will take you to MEC.

   This is a demo class – please do not bring your equipment.

Learn how to get ready for the skis season!

Sign up now!

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