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Whitby, Oshawa, Pickering, Toronto
700 Gordon Street, Whitby, Ontario L1N 5S9
UPDATE: We have just added new courses in Kingston, London, Toronto, Barrie, Whitby, and Cannington today. We will be adding more courses in Ottawa, Owen Sound, and Kitchener/Waterloo area in the next few weeks. Please follow us on Facebook to stay tuned for upcoming courses. Also as a reminder for those from private companies and organizations, we offer private training where our instructors will come to your organization and train. If you're interested please email us at [email protected]
How MHFA training can help you:
Gives you greater confidence in helping a person living with a mental illness
Increases your knowledge of mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, substance related disorders, 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 stigmatized attitudes and makes the point that mental illness is a medical condition to be managed
Improved mental health of participants
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 and growing.
What is included in the course:
The training covers the following four topics:
Substance-related Disorders and crisis first aid for overdosing
Depression, Bi-Polar, and crisis first aid for suicidal behavior
Anxiety & Trauma-elated Disorders and crisis first aid for panic attacks & acute stress episodes
Psychotic Disorders and crisis first aid for psychotic episodes
Our course is also fully catered with breakfast, lunch, snacks, and refreshments both days. FREE parking
Who can take Mental Health First Aid?
ANYONE over the age of 18 is welcome to take this course. You do not need any formal training or prior knowledge in mental health. 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!
We especially encourage 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 assisting employees living with mental illnesses.
Want a private course?
If you have at least 10 people in your group we offer special private group pricing. We have trained senior executives from Ontario Power Generation and The Beer Store to local Libraries, Community Centers and more. Call or email Christina Fuda at 905-430-4055 ext. 6238 or email [email protected]
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!!”
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Yes participants must be at least 18 years of age.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
We offer free parking for the two days at our hospital. Public Transit is also availble. Please email us to get more detailed public transit directions. [email protected]
What can I bring into the event?
We will provide all materials, writing utensils, as well as food and beverages.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email us anytime at [email protected]
and wel will answer any questions you may have.
What's the refund policy?
More than 14 days prior to the training date partial refunds can be made minus $100 of the total course fee for administrative purposes. Within 14 days of the training date no refunds will be issued.