Become a Mental Health First Aider

Get your certificate in Mental Health First Aid! If you’ve taken a physical first aid course; you’ve learned the skills needed to help someone experiencing a sudden illness or injury. People can also have mental health crisis, and it is important that more Canadians know how to provide help in these situations too.

Mental Health First Aid is offered to someone with an emerging mental health problem or in a mental health crisis until appropriate treatment is found or the situation is resolved. This course serves to prepare participants to interact confidently about mental health with their family, friends, communities, and workplaces.

What you can expect from this course: 

  • Gain the confidence and skills to engage someone with an emerging mental health problem or in a mental health crisis; 
  • Greater recognition of mental health problems;
  • Decreased stigma; and
  • Improved mental health for yourself
 Course Information

This course will be completed virtually over three modules. Participants will receive a certifcate upon succesful completion of all componets.

Module # 1 (asynchronous)

To be completed asynchronously. Participants will receive a link and access code to complete module 1 approximately 1-2 weeks prior to module 2. Expected duration for module 1 is 2-3 hours. Modules 2 & 3 will be completed via Zoom.

Module # 2 (synchronous)

Date: Wednesday February 15, 2022.

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT.

Module # 3 (synchronous)

Date: Thursday February 16, 2022.

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT.

Cost: $200 + $26.00 HST = $226.00


Cancellations for this course must be received by January 31, 2023. No refunds will be provided after the deadline unless a replacement candidate is available to take the vacant spot.

 Presenter Jason Alderson

Jason Alderson is the owner and lead instructor of Living Inspired Mental Health Training. He has been a member of the Canadian Forces for over 14 years and during that time, has been deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. He became a Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) Instructor and Unit Coordinator for several hundred soldiers in his unit and later became a Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Throughout his career and deployments, he has not only taught but has counseled soldiers dealing with mental health problems and disorders. He has seen and experienced a great deal with regards to stress, anxiety and trauma but more importantly, has the experience and training to instruct others to interact confidently about mental health and assist in a crisis.