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Mental Health First Aid (M.H.F.A.)

This two-day course will provide individuals with the skills necessary to help someone who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, M.H.F.A. may be provided until appropriate professional treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved.

Mental Health First Aid – Basic

MHFA Basic is intended for adults interacting with adults (18 years and older). This course focuses on the four most common mental health disorders including substance related, mood related, anxiety and trauma related, and psychotic disorders. Participants who take this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with their family, friends, communities, and workplaces.


2 Days


Mental Health First Aid – Standard

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. The Mental Health Commission of Canada reports that one in every five Canadians experiences a mental health problem within a given year. While we often know a lot about physical illness, there tends to be less knowledge about mental health or substance use problems. This lack of understanding leads to fear and negative attitudes towards individuals living with these problems. It prevents people from seeking help for themselves and from providing appropriate support to people around them.

Virtual Edition

3 Modules (9 hours)


In-Person Edition

1 Day In-Person


Closed sessions available at reduced rates. Contact for details.

For information on this program, contact Jack Veitch: 705-748-6687 extension 1015, or

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*Prices subject to change

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