Course description

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved. This course aims to improve mental health literacy, and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague. Anyone can benefit from MHFA training. It is open to members of the general public. Families affected by mental health problems, teachers, health service providers, emergency workers, frontline workers who deal with the public, volunteers, human resources professionals, employers and community groups are just a few of the groups who have benefited from MHFA.

Course details

Hours: 12
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Dates
Day/Time
Delivery
Campus
Cost
Availability
Start Date: Nov. 5, 2022
End date: Nov. 19, 2022
Day/Time: Sat. 9:00am – 9:30am Sat. 9:00am – 5:00pm
Campus: Online
Cost: $240.00
Start Date: Nov. 29, 2022
End date: Dec. 13, 2022
Day/Time: Tues. 9:00am – 9:30am Tues. 9:00am – 5:00pm
Campus: Online
Cost: $240.00

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2023 registration opens November 28, 2022. Spring 2023 registration opens February 27, 2023.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery with no assigned day or time requirements, independent course completion

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery with scheduled day and time course requirements

Hybrid: any combination of: in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery