Mental Health First Aid training for advising roles

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 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
  • Provide you 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 you with the skills necessary to help 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 those in advising roles.

  • February 20 and 21, 2019 (Grad coordinators)
  • May 8 and 9, 2019 (Advisors)
  • October 16 and 17, 2019 (Advisors)

Please join the Mental Health First Aid wait list.


If you have any questions, please contact Paige Doherty.