Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

There is stigma associated with mental health problems. Evidence shows that taking an MHFA courses reduces social distance between the participant and someone experiencing a mental health problem. worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

Mental Health Commission of Canada

What You Will Learn

MMHFA is a 2-day workshop that opens up discussions about a variety of mental disorders. Explanations of mental health, mental illness and mental health problems will be explored along with information about effective interventions and methods to access professional help for a person you are caring for.

How It Works

Workshop Length: 2-day workshop, 7 hours per day

Workshop Format: In-person and virtual available

Affiliations:  Mental Health Commission of Canada 

Notes: Available to anybody over age 16


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

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