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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Certification

Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC)

Course description

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) reports that one in every five Canadians experiences a mental health problem within a given year. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the support provided to a person who may be experiencing a decline in the mental well-being or mental health, or substance use crisis.

Course objectives

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 or   substance use crisis.

Have conversations that encourage a 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 support one's own metal well-being.

Individual certification (virtual)

At Growing Minds, we are committed to building the mental wellness of our community by offering one-day virtual certification. Please contact us to join an upcoming training session.

Group certification (in-person or virtual)

Do you have a community or workplace interested in taking group MHFA? Let us come to you! 


MHFA is offered virtually or in-person over one full-day or two half-days. For details including the minimum number of participants and associated fees, please contact us.

Questions about MHFA certification? Get in touch today!

SafeTALK Certification

LivingWorks

The world's fastest growing suicide prevention program

Course description

LivingWorks safeTALK is a four-hour training that equips people to be more alert to someone thinking of suicide and better able to connect them with further help. Using a simple yet effective model, LivingWorks safeTALK empowers everyone to make a difference. With over 120,000 people attending each year, it’s the world’s fastest-growing suicide prevention skills training course.

Course objectives

In LivingWorks safeTALK you will learn how to reach out to someone thinking about suicide and help them keep safe by promptly connecting them to further support. Your role as a connector is the main focus of this training, which features:

  • Trainer presentations, facilitated discussion, and skills practice

  • Videos that illustrate what happens when signs of suicide are overlooked, and how you can contribute to safe outcomes when these signs are heard and addressed

  • Opportunities to further explore organizational applications of the training

  • A community resource person will be on hand at the workshop to support your safety and comfort.

Individual certification (in-person)

At Growing Minds, we are committed to building the mental wellness of our community by offering one-day in-person certification. Please contact us to join an upcoming training session.

Group certification (in-person)

Do you have a community or workplace interested in taking group SafeTALK? Let us come to you! 


SafeTALK is offered virtually or in-person over one day. For details including the minimum number of participants and associated fees, please contact us.

Questions about SafeTALK certification? Get in touch today!

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