Mental Health First Aid Training for Academic Advisors

What is Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)? 

MHFA is a two-day training that teaches participants to help someone who is showing signs of a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training does not teach people to be therapists, counsellors or mental health professionals, instead it aims to:

  • Teach academic advisors to identify when a person may be a danger to themselves or to others
  • Teach academic advisors to recognize the early signs of mental health problems
  • Provide academic advisors with strategies, in order to help prevent more serious mental health problems from developing
  • Provide tangible examples of ways in which you could comfort someone with a mental health concern
  • Provide academic advisors with the skills necessary to help them to identify and guide students to appropriate professional help

Training Sessions

The Student Success Office, in collaboration with Campus Wellness will be offering Mental Health First Aid training exclusively for Academic Advisors. The following are dates in which the training will be offered with more dates to come:

Dates Time *How to register Audience

August 16 and 17


9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. N/A Undergraduate advisors

October 10 and 11

(Currently full)

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This training session is now full.
Add your name to the waitlist here

Undergraduate advisors

* Each session will have a total of 16 spaces available. People on the waitlist will be contacted via email if a spot opens up.

If you have any questions, please contact Luke Balch