Mental Health First Aid: Basic
September 14, 2019
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MHFA Basic, developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, 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.

Participants will receive a comprehensive manual that serves as a workbook, worksheets and activities, resources and a certificate upon completion of the course.


The 12-hour evidence-based MHFA Basic course has been proven to give participants:

  • Confidence and skills to engage someone with an emerging mental health problem or in a mental health crisis

  • Greater recognition of mental health problems

  • Decreased stigma

  • Improved mental health for themselves

Topics Covered:

  • Mental Health and Stigma

  • Substance related disorders

  • Mood related disorders

  • Anxiety and trauma-related disorders

  • Psychotic disorders

Crisis First Aid Interventions For:

  • Suicidal behaviour

  • Overdose

  • Psychosis

  • Acute stress reaction

  • Panic attacks

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