June 2, 2021 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Mental Health Commission of Canada

Become Certified in Mental Health First Aid

Course Objectives:

Just as physical first aid helps an individual with a physical injury prior to being provided with expert care, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the support provided to a person who may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis, until the person can access professional and other supports.

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
  • Have conversations that encourage a person to:
    • Talk about declines in their mental well-being
    • Discuss professional and other supports that could help with recovery and improve 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

Participants will need to register for the workshop training by May 19 2021. Participants will then need to complete Module 1 (which is a self-learning module) by May 31. Completing Module 1 takes about two hours. Modules 2 and 3 are presented on June 2 2021. To be certified in Mental Health First Aid, participants will need to participate in all three training modules.

For more information, see the Course Outline in the attachment: https://www.mhfa.ca/en/course-type/mhfa-standard-virtual

Mental Health First Aid Certification is provided by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.