British Columbia

Mental Health First Aid

MHFA Basic is intended for adults interacting with adults (18 years and older). This courses 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.

Key outcomes of this course are:

  • Increased awareness of signs and symptoms of the most common mental health problems 
  • Decreased stigma related to mental health Increased confidence interacting with individuals experiencing a mental health problem or crisis 
  • Increased help actually provided to individuals in crisis or experiencing a mental health problem 
  • All attendees that complete the course receive a Mental Health First Aid certificate issued by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Duration: 12 hours (2 days)


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