Mental Health First Aid Training
Get the skills and knowledge to manage potential or developing mental health problems
We specialize in Private Group Mental Health First Aid Training
Mental Health First Aid - Basic provides 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. We would be happy to conduct a private group training session for your team at our location or yours.
One in three Canadians will experience a mental health problem at some point in their life.
The earlier a problem is detected and treated, the better the outcome. Mental Health First Aid Canada gives people the skills to provide that early help that is so important in recovery.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person 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, MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved.
The MHFA Canada program aims to improve mental health literacy and 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.
About Mental Health First Aid Training
The program does not teach people how to be therapists. It does teach people how to:
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems.
- Provide initial help.
- Guide a person towards appropriate professional help.
MHFA aims to:
- Preserve life where a person may be a danger to themselves or others.
- Provide help to prevent the mental health problem from developing into a more serious situation.
- Promote the recovery of good mental health.
- Provide comfort to a person experiencing a mental health problem.
In any given year, one in five Canadians experiences a mental health or addiction problem. The earlier it can be detected and treated, the better the outcome.
CAMH’s Senior Medical Advisor, Dr. David Goldbloom, talks about the ways you can help someone going through a mental health emergency.
Five good reasons to provide Mental Health First Aid training to your employees
- Improve employee morale and retention
- Reduce absenteeism
- Reduce medical and disability costs
- Reduce the stigma around mental health issues
- Show your employees that you care about them
If you want to save money and have a happier, more productive workforce, get your employees trained in Mental Health First Aid.
Mental Health First Aid Training for Private Groups
We can teach a private class at your workplace. If you don’t have a suitable room, we can train your team at our Coquitlam location.
Group training is easy to organize. Book a date with us, provide a group of people and we'll take care of everything else. Click here to get started: Private Group Training
Areas we serve
Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey, Richmond, Burnaby, New Westminster, Vancouver, North Vancouver, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Abbotsford and Langley.