SSN Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Standard Certificate Virtual Training for Full-time Michener Students (proof required)

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At a glance:

This is a 9-hour certificate training program:

  • 2-hour self-directed Module 1
  • 7-hour live (virtual) Module 2 and 3 sessions with an instructor
  • Email  to register
  • Information about modules will be sent to your Michener email address after you register

Why should I take MHFA training?

The course is interactive, engaging and informative and will benefit you both personally and professionally.

The communication skills acquired will enhance your role as a health care professional. You will feel more confident talking to patients, families and colleagues.

Plus, participants receive an internationally recognized certificate of completion from MHFA Canada  . Great for resume building.

What will I learn?

You 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 a decline 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

More details about topics and instruction can be found at MHFA Standard webpage.

When can I take the training?

Winter 2023 (Reading Week)


Thursday February 23, 2023 (Module 2 and 3)
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Emails will be sent to every student in early February. Registration will be on a first come first served basis. Enrollment is limited to 15 participants.

There is no fee for this training for full-time Michener students.

Summer 2023


How do I register?

    Please email Christina to register.

    Upon registration you will receive:

      • Access information for the self-directed module 1 (2 hours) sent to your Michener email address. Module 1 must be completed before the date of the virtual course or you will have to re-register.
      • MHFA Participant Reference Guide online
      • Information about virtual modules 2 and 3

    What have others said about the training?

    “I have walked away feeling more confident in providing a safe space for people.”

    “I am grateful to have the opportunity to learn so much and in such an interactive way.”

    “The course was fantastic. I have really benefited from it in various ways especially in terms of my outlook towards my own mental health.”

    “Christina was a very inclusive and engaging facilitator and very supportive of our learning.”

    “The Mental Health First Aid course with Christina exceeded my expectations.”

    More details about topics and instruction can be found at MHFA Standard webpage.