Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
Registration Cost: $50 for St.Amant staff, volunteers, Foster Care and HomeShare providers, charged to the program in which they work; $160 for participants outside of St.Amant (general public)
Who should register: This training is suggested to Direct Service Providers and Care Providers.
If you are a St.Amant staff member, please contact your leader to register internally.
If you are not a St.Amant staff member, please click here to register.
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. This virtual delivery of the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course consists of two parts; a prerequisite module and a full day of facilitated training. Participants who take this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with their family, friends, communities, and workplaces.
- Recognize signs that a person may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis;
- Talk to someone about their mental well-being;
- Assist someone to reach out for supports;
- Use Mental Health First Aid actions to maintain one’s own mental well-being.
Part One – Self-directed elearning course
Before the full-day virtual course, participants must complete a self-directed module (Module 1). Upon registration participants will receive access to Module 1 on the MHFA website, as well as access to the “MHFA Participant Reference Guide”. You can expect the elearning course to take about two hours to complete.
Module 1 topics include:
- Introduction to the course
- Introduction to MHFA actions
Proof of completion must be submitted no later than 1 week before the start of the facilitated training. Please email your certificate of completion to email@example.com.
Part Two – Zoom facilitated training
Participants will be required to join the full day training virtually, with a camera and microphone. Camera’s must remain on for the duration of the course.
Modules 2 and 3 topics include:
- Practice applying MHFA actions to situations of declining mental well-being
- Guidelines for MHFA conversations with people from diverse cultures and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community
- Discussion on using MHFA actions for self-care
Practice using MHFA actions in crisis situations
What you can expect:
In this workshop you can expect lectures, videos, and group discussions. If your session date is online, you must join with a device that has a webcam and microphone.
If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or a medical need, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please contact us 7-10 days prior to your training event.
Si vous exigez des mesures d’adaptation dues à une incapacité ou une condition médicale, veuillez nous en informez en nous envoyant un courriel à l’adresse suivante: email@example.com. Nous ferons de notre mieux afin de vous accommoder. Merci denous contacter au moins 7 à 10 jours avant votre session de formation.