Another Smiling Particpant

MHFA: Big Picture

Big Picture

Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing the worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Just like physical first aid is provided until medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate support is found or until the crisis is resolved.


Blue square


a change in behaviour

Dark green square


with a confident conversation

Lt green square


to appropriate resources and support


Our Mission: 
To make meaningful contributions to the wellness of Canadians through world-class mental health courses.

Our Vision: 
Every Canadian is within reach of effective mental health first aid.  

Our Principles:

We are clear in our words and actions and intend to do the right things for the right reasons to benefit Canadians.

We stand out for excellence in everything we do.

We are committed to engaging stakeholders in good faith as trusted and valued partners.

We believe anyone can be a mental health first aider when enabled with safe and effective tools.   


How MHFA helps

Mental Health First Aid:

  • Engages confidently where a person may be a danger to themselves or others.
  • Provides help to prevent the mental health problem from developing into a more serious state.
  • Promotes the recovery of good mental health.
  • Provides comfort to a person experiencing a mental health problem.

I have gained a greater awareness and understanding of Mental Health issues. I have also gained a confidence within myself as a professional to recognize, empathize and provide supports to individuals with mental health barriers.

Who MHFA is for

Your community

Be confident to provide assistance to your family, friends, and neighbours

Your workplace

Recognize signs and symptoms among colleagues and clients


Bring MHFA to your community, your workplace, and the general public