Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Canada is a training program designed to enable people to recognize symptoms and provide support in mental health emergencies until professional help can step-in. No mental health experience is necessary.
Full attendance is required to receive certification.
The goals of the course include:
- educating participants and helping them identify signs of mental health problems in co-workers, friends, family, strangers, and even themselves
- teaching participants how to support the individual and to help seek appropriate treatment for them
- reducing the stigma of mental illness
Group sessions can also be booked for a workplace.
Program is funded by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
Open to all.
Registration form is available on the website. Participants must complete registration and payment prior to attending.