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Standard Mental Health First Aid Course

Medical & Counselling offer the 12 hour standard Mental Health First Aid Course for UC staff & students. This course teaches adults how to assist other adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis or developing a mental health problem. This course is based on the International MHFA Guidelines.

Course Content

Developing mental health problems covered:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems.

Mental health crises covered are:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviors
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Aggressive behaviors.
Course Format

This is a 12 hour, fully certified course, run over two days.

The cost of attending this course is currently subsidised by UC Medical & Counselling; the fee for students is $100, and $150 for staff.

More MHFA Information

Staff or students that would like to register can contact Ele: