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Live life to the fullest with your ongoing health condition

You may know medical first aid...


You may know CPR...


BUT do you know mental health first aid?


1 in 3 Canadians will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime.  Will you know how to help


Mental Health First Aid Canada(MHFA)

Mental Health First Aid is an evidence based program of The Mental Health Commission of CanadaMHFA is an awareness and prevention program that teaches participants how to help someone who is showing signs of a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis. 


Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the support provided to a person who may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis. 


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 virtual classroom modules (Modules 2 and 3).


Module 1: 2 hours of Self-Directed Learning

  • Introduction to the course

  • Introduction to MHFA actions

Module 2: Virtual Classroom

  • Practice 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: Virtual Classroom

  • Discussion on using MHFA actions for self-care

  • Practice using MHFA actions in crisis situations    

Course participants are required to complete Module 1 (sent out 1 week prior) before completing Module 2 and 3.


This 8 hour, certified training course aims to teach people to:    

  • Recognize early signs of mental health problems
  • Identify when another person may be a danger to themselves/others
  • Provide help in a crisis; help to Prevent more serious problems
  • Help to preserve life through learning a mental health first aid model
  • Provide comfort and Support recovery
  • Guide a person towards appropriate professional help



      Upcoming Workshops 2024

Date Time Location Register Fee



*For internal Langs CHC staff interested in attending the workshop: you must check with your manager for approval before registering and complete a professional developement form. To register, please contact Justine directly at 519 -947-1000 ext 255 or [email protected]*


Programs offered by Waterloo Wellington Self-Management Program:

WWSMP has chosen to offer this program to health care providers working in this region.

If interested in attending this program, there are a number of certified instructors in Waterloo Wellington region. For a listing of available instructors or programs click here


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