Mental Health First Aid Basic - Virtual

This course provides skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague.

Mental Health First Aid Standard - Virtual is an 8 hour course split into three modules:

Course Format

Module 1 (2 hours) - Self Directed

  • Introduction to the course
  • Introduction to MHFA actions

Module 2 (3 hours) - Virtual Classroom

  • Pradtice applying MHFA actions to situations of declining mental well-being.
  • Guidelines for MHFA conversations with people from diverse cultures and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

Module 3 (3 hours) Virtual Classroom

  • Discussion on using MHFA actions for self care.
  • Practice using MHFA actions in crisis situations.

Method of Instruction

The course opens with a self-directed module (module 1) that focuses on the information and strategies that participants will discuss and practice throughout the virtual classroom modules (Modules 2 and 3). Course participants are required to complete Module 1 before participating in Module 2 and 3.

Upon registration participants will receive the MHFA Participant Reference Guide that outlines the MHFA actions for developing mental health and substance use problems, and mental health and substance use crises.

Duration

8 hours total including two hours of self-directed learning followed by two, three-hour virtual modules, ideally delivered on consecutive days.

Group Size

Minimum 8 participants, Maximum 15

Instructor

Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor

Prerequisite

Minimum age 18 years.

Course Content

The course addresses four of the most common and most stigmatized mental health disorders and includes signs/symptoms, risk factors, and crisis first aid for specific situations:

  • Substance-Related Disorders
    • Crisis First Aid for Overdose
  • Mood-Related Disorders
    • Crisis First Aid for Suicidal Behaviour
  • Anxiety and Trauma-related Disorders
    • Crisis First Aid for Panic Attack
    • Crisis First Aid for Acute Stress Reaction
  • Psychotic Disorders
    • Crisis First Aid for Psychotic Episode

MHFA does not teach participants to become therapists or counsellors. Rather, it provides the skills, knowledge, and attitudes that allow someone to offer effective first aid intervention.

Participant Materials

  • MHFA Participant Reference Guide
  • Participation certificate.

Why 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

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 virtual class or conduct an in-person session at your workplace.

Group training is easy to organize. Book a date with us, provide a group of people and we'll take care of everything else.

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Frequently asked questions about Mental Health First Aid - Virtual

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