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Mental Health First Aid Virtual Training Course

What is mental health first aid?

Mental health first aid is the support provided to a person who may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis.

Most people are familiar with CPR and know what to do when they are faced with a cardiac emergency. However, would you know what to do if you were faced with someone having a mental health emergency? Now more than ever, it can be vital to understand the signs and symptoms of someone in a mental health crisis and know how to help.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Virtual Training Course

The course was developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. During the course, the 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.
  • Find and reach out to professional and other supports that could help with recovery to improved mental well-being.
  • Assist in a mental health or substance use crisis.
  • Use MHFA actions to maintain one’s own mental well-being.

Course Details

  • 8 hours of instruction: 2 hours of self-directed study, plus two 3-hour virtual classroom sessions.
  • Self-study Online Module 1: access link will be sent to course participants by email after their registration has been processed but not later than 2 weeks before the course start date.
  • Virtual Classroom Modules 2 and 3: delivered via Zoom during the dates indicated below.

Course Fee

The cost to participate in the course is $200 per participant.

Course fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Participants must take the course on the dates they have registered for.

Limited subsidized spots are available – please get in touch with us directly at riley@afchelps.ca if the cost of the course is prohibitive. We would like to make sure everyone who needs the training can access it. Subsidized spots are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Upcoming Course Dates

Participants must be available on both dates to complete the course in its entirety. Registration normally closes 2 weeks before the start of the course.

Courses in English

November 23 & 24, 2022; 12-4 pm (ET) – Sold out

January 18 & 19, 2023; 12-4 pm (ET) – Sold out

February 8 & 9, 2023; 12-4 pm (ET) – Register

March 8 & 9, 2023; 12-4 pm (ET) – Register

April 26 & 27, 2023; 12-4 pm (ET) – Register

Courses in French/Cours en Français

Friday, November 18 & Monday, November 21, 2022; 11 am-3 pm (ET) – Registration is closed

Course Outline

 

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Meet the trainers

 

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Christine Rossie-Wright

Courses in English

 

Emily Hill

Courses in English

 

Rima Jabbour 

Courses in French/Cours en français