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 certificate upon successful completion of all components.

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 and 3 will be completed via Zoom.

Module 2 (synchronous)

Date: Monday, February 26, 2024

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST

Module 3 (synchronous)

Date: Tuesday February 27, 2023

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST

Cost: $200 + $26.00 HST = $226.00



Cancellations must be received in writing by Monday February 12, 2024. No refunds will be provided after the deadline unless a replacement candidate is available to take the vacant spot.

 Refund Policy
  • A full refund is available if you cancel up to two weeks before the start date, less a 15% non-refundable registration fee.
  • A full refund applies when a session is cancelled due to low enrollment. 

Jason Alderson, Presenter

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.