Mental Health First Aid – Standard

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing the worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

Just like physical first aid is provided until medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate support is found or until the crisis is resolved.

An evidence-based course, MHFA Standard has been proven to give participants:

  • the tools to recognize signs of decline in mental well-being.
  • the ability to talk about their mental health.
  • the knowledge to discuss professional and other supports that could help with recovery or improved mental well-being.
  • the confidence to reach out to these supports.
  • the tools to assist during a mental health or substance use crisis, and.
  • the knowledge to use MHFA actions to maintain one’s own mental wellness.

Please note: 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.

Focus Hours Price
This workshop offers crisis first aid and interventions for:

  • Suicidal behaviour
  • Panic attacks
  • Overdose
  • Acute stress reaction
  • Psychotic episodes
10 Hours Total

Module 1 | 2 Hours 

Self-Directed

Module 2 | 4 Hours 

In-Person

Module 3 | 3 Hours 

In-Person

Regular Price:

$225

Method of Instruction

This 9-hour course opens with a self-directed module (Module 1) that focuses on the information and strategies that participants will discuss and practice throughout the live classroom modules (Modules 2 and 3).

Course participants will complete Module 1 before participating in Modules 2 and 3.

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

Contact tiawna@oneheart.ca for more information, and to register.