Mental Health First Aid- Standard- Virtual workshop

Course Information

Course Code


Instruction Method

Online/Virtual delivery information and link to access Module 1 (to be completed prior to virtual session) will be emailed 1 week before online session.




Online/virtual workshop.
Self study -2hr; Virtual – 7hr; Total – 9hr.


Christina Yurchuk B. Ed, M. Ed

Learner Outcomes

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 supports
  • Assist in a mental health or substance use crisis
  • Use MHFA actions to maintain one’s own mental well-being

Please see prerequisite information for minimum computer system requirements.

Intended For

This course is also offered on a customized contract basis to organizations.

Please email for more information.

You must be at least 18 years of age to attend this training course.

By registering for this training course, you accept and agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions.

Please visit Mental Health Commission of Canada  for further information.



Self-study Online Module 1 (approx. 2hr) – access link will be sent to the learners by email approximately 2 weeks before the virtual session date or within 2 business day of registration; whichever is later.
Online Virtual – Modules 2 and 3 – delivered virtually ( 0930AM-400PM during 1 day session) on the dates indicated below.

Delivered by a certified facilitator in addition to a self-directed two-hour module, this course will continue to provide the knowledge and skills required to help to a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing the worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis

Text Book

Learners will be able to access course reference materials online

Certificate Program

Certificate of Completion


Computer Literacy

  • Each participant must have their own computer that meets the minimum system requirements, access to a good Internet connection, and an e-mail account
  • You must have access to a working camera, microphone and speakers or earphones.
  • Access to and basic proficiency with a PDF reader, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft PowerPoint are also required as they are used to access course material and submit evaluation items

Topics Covered

Module 1: Self-Directed

  • Introduction to the course
  • Introduction to MHFA actions

Module 2: Virtual Classroom

  • 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

Module 3 Virtual Classroom

  • Discussion on using MHFA actions for self-care
  • Practice using MHFA actions in crisis situations

Mental Health First Aid- Standard- Virtual workshop (MHFA120)

Registration instructions:

  1. Select button “View Available Sections and Registration”
  2. This page contains 3 boxes. Click on the “Sign In” box
  3. If you have a Self service account, sign in here. If you do not, then create an account.
  4. Select your course/section by clicking the “Add” button which will send the course to your cart.
  5. To move on to payment, click the blue “Register” button.
  6. Once payment has been processed, registration is complete.

COVID Vaccine Requirement:

Proof of full vaccination (2 doses) for all learners is required for all onsite attendance at Michener.
Fully online courses do not require proof of vaccination.

Instructions to upload proof of COVID vaccination to Self Service