Mental Health First Aid Basic - Dundas (May 17-18)

Mental Health First Aid Basic - Dundas (May 17-18)

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 evidence based 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.

MHFA shares the same overall purpose as traditional first aid: save lives.

It 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 state.

Promote the recovery of good mental health.

Provide comfort to a person experiencing a mental health problem.

Mental Health First Aid Basic is a 12 hour course focused on adults interacting with adults in all environments.

The course discusses the following mental disorders:

  • Substance related disorders
  • Mood related disorders
  • Anxiety and trauma related disorders
  • Psychotic disorders


Crisis first aid skills for the following situations are learned:

  • Substance overdose
  • Suicidal behaviour
  • Panic attack
  • Acute stress reaction
  • Psychotic episode


MHFA workshop is held on two consecutive days and participants must attend both days.

Minimum of 10 registrations for course to be offered. Email with logistics details will be sent two weeks in advance of the course start date.

Please notify us if you have any special dietary requirements or have any needs concerning mobility, audio or visual accessibility.

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Training offered in English only.

Event Properties

Event Date 05-17-2023 9:00 am
Event End Date 05-18-2023 4:00 pm
Registered 3
Cut off date 05-15-2023 4:00 pm
Individual Price $226 ($200 + HST)
Location Chesterville Community Hall