Mental Health First Aid training for advising roles

What is Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)? 

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

  • Teach you to identify when a person may be a danger to themselves or to others.
  • Teach you to recognize the early signs of mental health problems.
  • Give you strategies to help prevent more serious mental health problems from developing.
  • Provide tangible examples of ways you can comfort someone with a mental health concern.
  • Provide the skills to help identify and guide students to appropriate professional help.

Training sessions

The Student Success Office, in collaboration with Campus Wellness will be offering MHFA training exclusively for those in advising roles. Sessions currently scheduled are:

  • May 29 and 30, 2019 (advisors)
  • October 16 and 17, 2019 (advisors)


Contact Paige Doherty if you have any questions.