One in three Canadians will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime.
Will you know how to help?
Who should take Mental Health First Aid?
Health service providers, emergency workers, human resource professionals, managers, educational professionals, parents, students, special care home workers, community groups and members of the general public. Anyone and everyone can benefit from learning Mental Health First Aid. There are no prerequisites and no prior experience is necessary.
What course options are available?
Mental Health First Aid: Basic Training is a 12 hour course designed to help people provide initial support to a co-worker, family member or friend who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
Mental Health First Aid: Adults who Interact with Youth is a 14 hour course which focuses on mental health problems and crisis intervention for persons aged 12 to 24, including depression, substance misuse, eating disorders, deliberate self-injury and more.
Mental Health First Aid for Seniors is a 14 hour course intended to increase the capacity of health care workers as well as family/friend caregivers to promote mental health in seniors, prevent mental illness and suicide wherever possible and intervene early when problems first emerge.
Where and when can I take the MHFA course?
Courses are offered at regular intervals at various locations throughout the Atlantic provinces. Click HERE for a list of currently scheduled courses. Interested in bringing Mental Health First Aid training to your workplace or organization? In-house training is available! Please contact us for a quote.
How do I register?
Pre-registration is required in order to attend all courses. To reserve your seat, you can complete your registration online HERE (payment through Paypal or any major credit card) or download a PDF of our registration form HERE (Word version available HERE). Please contact Elizabeth Eldridge, Certified MHFA Training Instructor, with any questions or for a quote on in-house training. Space is limited, so register today!
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a certification-based training program owned and regulated by the Mental Health Commission of Canada aiming to improve mental health literacy and to provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend, or a colleague. This evidence-based, interactive course is provided in a supportive group learning environment. Practical skills are taught using a model that is easy to remember and apply in real-life settings. MHFA training courses are open to anyone, and are a tool many organizations are using to meet the guidelines of the National Standard of Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.
You will learn how to...
Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, including addictions
React when someone is experiencing a mental health crisis
Provide initial help and guide a person toward appropriate professional help