Mental Health Training Options

We provide comprehensive solutions for your workforce's mental health needs.
Understanding mental health's impact on the workplace and developing empathetic communication skills are crucial components.
Training programs can be delivered either in-person or virtually.

May 6-12 is National Mental Health Month

We are offering 2 Mental Health First Aid Courses OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  If you don't have enough people to host your own course - We've got you covered!

Space is limited - Register Early!

May 6-7 - Virtual Course (via Zoom)

May 9th - In person Course (Steelworkers Hall, Sudbury Ontario)

Mental Health First Aid

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 certificate course has been developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and Mental Health First Aid Canada in partnership with Opening Minds.

2 Options to chose from:

Mental Health First Aid - Standard (Blended Face-to-Face)

Mental Health First Aid - Standard (Blended Virtual)

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is offered to someone with an emerging mental health or substance use problem or in crisis, until appropriate treatment is found or the situation resolves. An evidence-based course, MHFA Standard has been proven to give participants:

  • the tools to recognize signs of decline in mental well-being.
  • the ability to talk about their mental health.
  • the knowledge to discuss professional and other supports that could help with recovery or improved mental well-being.
  • the confidence to reach out to these supports.
  • the tools to assist during a mental health or substance use crisis, and.
  • the knowledge to use MHFA actions to maintain one’s own mental wellness.

This 9-hour course opens with a self-directed module (Module 1) that focuses on the information and strategies that participants will discuss and practice throughout the live classroom modules (Modules 2 and 3). Course participants will complete Module 1 before participating in Modules 2 and 3.

Upon registration, participants will receive a Participant Reference Guide which outlines MHFA actions for mental health and substance use problems and crises.

Module 1: Self-directed module that introduces participants to the concepts of the course and Mental Health First Aid actions.

Module 2: Live classroom module that discusses tools on how to apply MHFA actions to situations of declining mental well-being and guidelines for MHFA conversations with diverse populations.

Module 3: Live classroom module that gives participants the opportunity to practice applying MHFA actions to crisis situations and discusses the importance of self-care.

This course is offered in virtual and in-person delivery methods.

Crisis first aid and interventions for:

  • suicidal behaviour
  • panic attacks
  • overdose
  • acute stress reaction and,
  • psychotic episodes

mental health awareness - full day

Explore mental health, combat stigma, and cultivate self-care practices. Develop insights and skills for personal well-being and supporting others. Join us on this transformative journey.

Desired outcomes of this course:

  • Increased awareness and understanding of mental health conditions.
  • Reduced stigma and enhanced empathy towards individuals with mental health challenges.
  • Improved self-care practices for promoting mental well-being and stress management.
  • Enhanced ability to recognize signs of mental distress and seek appropriate support.
  • Strengthened communication skills to provide empathetic support and create a safe space for discussions.
  • Empowerment to advocate for mental health awareness and positive change.
  • Access to practical tools, resources, and community support networks for ongoing well-being.

By the end of the course, participants will be equipped with valuable knowledge, skills, and resources to foster a mentally healthy lifestyle for themselves and contribute positively to the well-being of others.

Min 10 participants

Max 25 participants

mental health awareness - 1/2 day

Deepen understanding, promote well-being, and combat stigma. Gain insights, skills, and resources for a mentally healthy lifestyle. Join us to make a positive impact on mental health. 

Desired outcomes of this course:

  • Increased understanding of mental health and its impact.
  • Recognition of signs of mental distress in oneself and others.
  • Reduced stigma and enhanced empathy towards mental health challenges.
  • Knowledge of self-care practices for maintaining mental well-being.
  • Effective communication skills for discussing mental health.
  • Awareness of available resources and support networks.
  • Empowerment to take action and promote mental health awareness.

Join us to achieve these outcomes and make a positive difference in mental health understanding and support.

Min 10 participants

Max 50 participants