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What is 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.

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 crisis and encourage that 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 support

  • Assist in a mental health or substance use crisis

  • Use MHFA actions to maintain one’s own mental well-being".

3 Course Options

Alison is currently a certified facilitator for three different versions of Mental Health First Aid. 

Interested in taking Mental Health First Aid?

  • Individuals or small groups can join a public virtual training session (you can find current offerings in the online shop, everyone welcome) or

  • Groups of 15+ can schedule a customized session for your workplace or group - you choose your preferred dates and time slot.  Connect with our team to discuss availability and group pricing!


Not sure which training is best for your team? 


Take a look at the three course options "at a glance" to help you figure out the best fit.  If you still have questions we are happy to chat with you and answer any questions!  Feel free to reach out at any time. 



MHFA Basic

  • A 12 hour course.

  • Delivered in person over two full days.

  • Allows more time for discussion and interaction. 

  • Maximum 25 participants.

  • Certificate received.

We recommend MHFA Basic in workplaces particularly for managers, leaders, shop stewards, occupational health & safety committee members and workplace wellness teams. 



MHFA Standard (Virtual)

  • A 9 hour course.

  • 2 hours (self paced) online.

  • 7 hours with facilitator virtually delivered via Zoom. 

  • Can be delivered in 1 full day or 2 half days.

  • Maximum 15 participants.

  • Certificate received. 

  • This is LIVE online training. 

  • There are no recordings and participants must be present for the full virtual session with facilitator in order to receive a certificate. 


Face to Face

MHFA Standard (Face to Face)

  • A 9 hour course.

  • Available for custom bookings only. 

  • 2 hour (self placed) online.

  • 7 hours with facilitator in person.

  • The in-person component can be delivered in 1 full day (7 hours) or 2 half days. 

  • Maximum 25 participants.

  • Certificate received. 

Book For Your Group of 15+

Use the contact form below to connect and request a custom group booking quote and date(s)/time(s).

Group pricing is available. 

We are happy to answer any training questions you have!


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Alison Butler is a certified Mental Health First Aid course instructor through the Mental Health Commission of Canada. She has been speaking and providing training to workplaces for 17 years and is passionate about starting conversations and creating change.

Alison also speaks about her own mental health experiences as a highly engaged employee in the workplace. She believes that the more conversations we can have around mental health, the more we can understand and support each other. 

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