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
Lesson: In-person course-based
Contact: email@example.com or to book group training: firstname.lastname@example.org *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
For more information on implementing an intervention at your workplace, check out COMPASS for Workplaces on how you can create a mentally healthier space.