Mental Health First Aid (Standard) – Virtual Course

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. The Mental Health Commission of Canada reports that one in every five Canadians experiences a mental health problem within a given year. While we often know a lot about physical illness, there tends to be less knowledge about mental health or substance use problems. This lack of understanding leads to fear and negative attitudes towards individuals living with these problems. It prevents people from seeking help for themselves and from providing appropriate support to people around them.

To register for a public MHFA Standard (Virtual) Course, visit

Visit for information on setting up a private MHFA Standard (Virtual) course for your group r workplace! Action First Aid is “Empowering People To Take Action” by providing excellent CPR/AED, First-Aid, and Mental Health and Wellness courses available at:

Mental Health for First Responders (3 Hours)

This specialized training has been developed by First Responders for First Responders. Topics and skills are explored from both an emergency response and peer support perspective. Participants of this training will learn and practice the steps to identify and assist individuals who are struggling with mental health problems, disorders, or experiencing acute emergencies related to their well-being. This training introduces more advanced skills and understanding to increase capacity to support individuals in crisis; while monitoring yourself to prevent burnout or compassion fatigue.

Workshops On Important Topics!

Overdose Prevention & Harm Reduction (1.5 hours)

Participants in this workshop will gain the skills and knowledge to:

  • Define Harm Reduction, the role it plays in addiction and mental health care
  • Discuss the stigmas and barriers individuals struggling with addiction or substance-use face in our society
  • Identify the biological, psychological, sociological, and other risk factors that contribute to substance-use disorders
  • Discuss how psychological trauma and genetics contribute to substance-use disorders
  • Discuss techniques to prevent overdose, infection, injury, and other harms
  • Understand the opioid crisis and the history of addiction in North America
  • Discuss the common substances and factors that can cause an overdose
  • Recognize the effects of opioids, stimulants, cholinergic, and anticholinergic 
  • Practice how to recognize and respond to an overdose 
  • Effectively use, oxygen and Narcan/Naloxone to reverse a suspected opioid overdose
  • Understanding and the role of harm reduction in preserving life during recovery
  • Identify appropriate resources for harm reduction and overdose prevention

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