Interventions

Mental Health First Aid

There are currently seven versions of MHFA available. MHFA Basic is appropriate for most workplace settings. It is a two-day course intended for adults interacting with adults. It focuses on the four most common mental health disorders including substance-related, mood-related, anxiety and trauma related, and psychotic disorders. Participants will become well-prepared to interact confidently about mental health with their family, friends, communities, and workplaces.

Key Outcomes: Mental Health Literacy
Cost: $$$ (>$500)
Provider: Mental Health Commission of Canada
Effort: Moderate
Lesson:  In-person course-based
Origin: Australia
Website:  mhfa.ca
Contact: mhfa@mentalhealthcommission.ca or to book group training: bd@mentalhealthcommission.ca *4-6 weeks required to book group training
Evidence: Visit website for more information

Notes About this Intervention:

The cost of MHFA courses depends on the method of delivery. Courses are offered regularly across Canada by MHFA Canada team or local instructors. A list of local instructors can be found here.

If the available courses do not meet your needs, you may contact MHFA Canada to organize a course in your workplace for 8-25 participants. If the course is arranged through the MHFA Canada team, the course content can be tailored to reflect a particular work environment. This option is not available through an independent, local instructor.

“This course taught me the skills that are necessary in case of a crisis. I am very pleased to say that this course will help us provide clients with the support they need and deserve.” – Course participant        

Source: Mental Health Commission of Canada


Ready to partner with Lambton Public Health to implement this intervention?

For more information on implementing an intervention at your workplace, check out COMPASS for Workplaces on how you can create a mentally healthier space.