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Mental Health First Aid Training

Starts Aug 25, 2022

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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the support provided to a person who may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis.

Participants will learn how to recognize signs that a person may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis and encourage that person to:

  • Talk about declines in their mental well-being
  • Discuss professional and other supports that could help with recovery to improved mental well-being
  • Reach out to these supports
  • Assist in a mental health or substance use crisis
  • Use MHFA actions to maintain one’s own mental well-being

This is an 8-hour course made up of a self-directed module (pre-work, approx. 1 hour) followed by two synchronous virtual modules (each 3.5 hours in length). Participants are required to complete the pre-work (Module 1) before participating in Module 2 and 3.

In order to receive the certificate of completion, you must complete Module 1 and attend all of Modules 2 and 3. 

Mental Health First Aid Training is an evidence based, internationally recognized program through the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Learn more about Mental Health First Aid Virtual

Program details

Dates: Thurs, Aug 25 and Thurs, Sept 1 (9:00 am-12:30 pm PST)  
Location: Zoom 
Cost: Free

Who can register:

  • Open to all staff and faculty at UBC Vancouver and Okanagan.
  • Spots are limited and are filled on a first come, first served basis.


  • Amanda Swoboda, Wellbeing Specialist, Workplace Health and Wellbeing (UBC Okanagan Human Resources)

If you have questions or accommodation requests, please email Lauren Lee at