Francine Proulx-Kenzle

Pense, Saskatchewan, Canada


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ALGEE...first aid ...mental health...

can you guess the connection? 

I am certified to provide mental health first aid training where participants learn the 5-step Action Plan known as ALGEE.


On the course of two days, you will learn about substance related disorders, mood related disorders, anxiety and trauma related disorders and psychotic disorders. Two days to practice crisis first aid skills, the 5-step Action Plan ALGEE.


After two days, you will be certified to provide first aid in mental health. You will be able to: 

1) provide support and immediate advice in a safe environment 
2) easily have a conversation regarding questions  on mental health, mental illness and mental health problems 
3) provide information regarding professional help and other types of help 

You are listening to me when...

  • When you come quietly into my private world and let me be.
  • You really try to understand me when I do not make sense.
  • You grasp my point of view when it goes against your sincere conviction.
  • You realize the hour I took from you has left you feeling a bit tired and drained.
  • You didn’t tell me the funny story you were just bursting to tell me.
  • You allowed me the dignity of making my own decisions even though you felt I was wrong.
  • You didn’t take my problem from me but trusted me to deal with it in my own way.
  • You gave me enough room to discover for myself why I felt upset and enough time to think for myself what was best.
  • You held back the desire to give me good advice.
  • You accepted my gift of gratitude by telling me it was good to know I had been helped.