MHFA 2015


This training is offered in English only


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 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. This 2 day program is delivered over 12 hours. 9am - 4pm (1 hour lunch). Lunch is the responsibility of the participant and is not included in the fee.


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.

The cost for the workshop is $226 per participant (HST included)

MHFA Basic: January 12 & 13, 2023

9:00 am - 4:00 pm/ both days

Location: TBT


How to register:


Should you require further information please feel free to call 613-933-5845, ext. 288, or email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.