San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
How MHFA training can help you:
- Will give you greater confidence in helping a person living with a mental illness
- Increase your knowledge of mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and psychotic episodes
- Trains you how to respond to someone who may be experiencing these conditions using set action plans and crisis intervention strategies
- Decreases stigmatizing attitudes and makes the point that mental illness is a condition to be managed
- Improves the mental health of participants themselves
This is a certified training program from the Mental Health Commission of Canada and is part of The National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. This training is currently the only international mental health training program that is being delivered in 23 countries around the world.
What is included in the course?
The training will cover the following four topics:
- Substance Disorders and crisis first aid for overdosing
- Depression and Bi-Polar Disorders and crisis first aid for suicidal behaviour
- Anxiety Disorders and crisis first aid for panic attacks & acute stress episodes
- Psychotic Disorders and crisis first aid for psychotic episodes
This course is also fully catered with breakfast, lunch, snacks, and refreshments both days. FREE parking too.
Who can take Mental Health First Aid?
This course really is meant for anyone. If you have a family member, friend, employee, or colleague who you think has a mental illness and you want to help – then this is the course for you! You do not need to have any prior experience or training in mental health.
We especially encourage that Human Resource Professionals, First Responders, and anyone who is a manager or supervisor to attend this training. It can be highly beneficial in your roles to assist your employees.
Want a private course?
If you have at least 10 people in your group we offer special group pricing. We have trained senior executives from The Beer Store, and Ontario Power Generation to local Libraries, Community Centers and more. Call or email Christina Fuda at 905-430-4055 ext. 6238 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to start planning your private group course.
“I have 22 of my most senior people in the country here. Christina has been completely fabulous – I’ve never seen my team so engaged” – Ted Moroz - President of The Beer Store
“This course was thought provoking which is a great measurement of the importance and relevance of the material. The instructor did a fantastic job of conveying the material” – Justin Wintle – Labor Relations - General Motors
“This course was very useful for employers. This course is relevant to someone who is mentally fit and not suffering from any kind of illness. Course was fantastic and instructors were knowledgeable”
“Excellent. Has reset my beliefs and understanding”
“This is one of the best courses I have taken. Mental Health is a widely spoken term with very little knowledge of what it is and how to deal with it. I learned so much!”
“I really appreciate the expertise and experiences the instructors brought to the course”
“Educating everyone is a necessity!!”
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Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a public hospital providing a range of specialized assessment and treatment services to those living with complex and serious mental illness.
The organization shares its expertise, knowledge and experiences, through research, education and advocacy initiatives and provides leadership to healthcare providers, community partners, policy makers and social sectors to strengthen and advance the mental health care system. Ontario Shores embraces the opportunity to raise awareness of mental illness, educate healthcare practitioners and train the next generation of mental health care specialists.