Mental Health First Aid  | Online & Distance Learning

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.

If you would prefer to take this course as the 2-day in-class version, please go to this page for available dates.

Course participants will learn how to recognize signs that a person may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis and encourage that person to:

  • Talk about declines in their mental well-being
  • Discuss professional and other supports that could help with recovery to improved mental well-being
  • Reach out to these supports
  • Assist in a mental health or substance use crisis
  • Use MHFA actions to maintain one’s own mental well-being

The course is divided into three modules. For each module, a participant must have access to their own PC or laptop. Please let us know if you have questions about this.

Module 1: Online (2 hours)

You will receive a link to the online course 2 weeks prior to your distance learning date. You can complete it at any time but it must be prior to the start of your distance learning classroom modules

  • Introduction to the course
  • Introduction to MHFA actions

Module 2: Distance Learning Classroom Day 1 (3.5 hours)

  • Practice applying MHFA actions to situations of declining mental well-being
  • Guidelines for MHFA conversations with people from diverse cultures and members of the LGBTQ+ community

Module 3: Distance Learning Classroom Day 2 (3.5 hours)

  • Discussion on using MHFA actions for self-care
  • Practice using MHFA actions in crisis situations

Duration/Format: 9-hour blended model consisting of:

  • A 2-hour self-directed online module (Module 1)
  • Two 3.5-hour virtual classroom modules (Modules 2 & 3)

Member Cost: $0

Non-Member/Public Cost: $250

Please note that advertised Start times are in EST

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