Helping Ourselves through Peer Support & Employment

Mental Health First Aid

If Someone sprained an ankle, chances are you would know what to do.

If someone had a panic attack, chances are you wouldn’t.

Next Training Sept. 16 & 17, 2021

9:00am -12:30pm Both Days

Registration deadline is Sept. 7, 2021


Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the support offered to a person who may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being.  Course participants will learn to recognize the signs that someone may be experiencing a decline in their mental health or may be experiencing a mental health crisis and learn to use MHFA actions to help.  

    

Thank you for your interest in Mental Health First Aid Standard – Virtual.  MHFA is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing a mental health crisis, or a worsening of their mental health.

Course participants will learn how to recognize signs that a person may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis and encourage that person to:

  • Talk about declines in their mental well-being
  • Discuss professional and other supports that could help with recovery to improved mental well-being
  • Reach out to these supports
  • Assist in a mental health or substance use crisis
  • Use MHFA actions to maintain one’s own mental well-being

This 9-hour course opens with a self-directed module (Module 1) that focuses on the information and strategies that participants will discuss and practice throughout the virtual classroom modules (Modules 2 and 3).

Topics

Module 1: Self-Directed

  • Introduction to the course
  • Introduction to MHFA actions

Module 2: Virtual Classroom

  • Practice applying MHFA actions to situations of declining mental well-being
  • Guidelines for MHFA conversations with people from diverse cultures and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community

Module 3 Virtual Classroom

  • Discussion on using MHFA actions for self-care
  • Practice using MHFA actions in crisis situations

Method of Instruction

This 9-hour course opens with a self-directed module (Module 1) that focuses on the information and strategies that participants will discuss and practice throughout the virtual classroom modules (Modules 2 and 3). Course participants are required to complete Module 1 before participating in Module 2 and 3.
Upon registration, participants will receive access to the “MHFA Participant Reference Guide” that outlines MHFA actions for developing mental health and substance use problems, and mental health and substance use crises.

MHFA Blended model

With other adaptions of MHFA becoming available virtually in 2021, our current focus is to launch MHFA Basic Virtual in order to help grow our community of over 500,000 Mental Health First Aid’ers across Canada.

The fee for the course is $180.00

The fee includes access to the learning module and the Participant Reference Guide for one year.


To learn more or to register, please fill in form below.