About the Course
Mental Health First Aid – Basic is a 12-hour training course delivered in four modules of three hours each. Participants will learn how to provide initial help to people who are showing signs of a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
MHFA Canada teaches mental health first aid skills. The course does not train people to be therapists, counselors or mental health professionals. The philosophy behind MHFA Canada is that mental health crisis, such as suicidal and self-harming actions, may be avoided through early intervention. If crisis do arise, then members of the public can take action that may reduce the harm that could result.
In the Basic course, the following mental health problems are covered:
- Mood disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Substance Use Disorder
Mental Health First Aid Course Rates
- Non Members rate: $150.00 per person for open courses.
- Members rate: $120.00 per person open courses. See our membership page for information on becoming a member of the CMHA Manitoba and Winnipeg.
- Rates for closed courses are available. The rates for CMHA Manitoba and Winnipeg closed MHFA courses can be accessed here. Call 982-6125 or email for more information.
To register for upcoming Mental Health First Aid – Basic courses, click below:
For information on Mental Health First Aid courses in Winnipeg, contact our office by phone 982-6125 or email.
For information on Mental Health First Aid Canada, click here.
Cancellation Policy for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses offered through CMHA Manitoba and Winnipeg:
CMHA Manitoba and Winnipeg is committed to providing high quality programs and courses. We recognize that on occasion, participants will register for a course and subsequently find that they are unable to attend. Any request by a registrant who has paid for a MHFA course and wishes a refund must contact the Education and Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 204-982-6125. Requests for cancellation (and refund) will be accepted up to the deadline time of 12:00 Noon, Five (5) business days in advance of the course start date. If the cancellation request is received after the deadline, we cannot issue a refund and would recommend you arrange a substitution to attend in your place.
Substitutions – Registrants who cannot attend an event are encouraged to exercise the option of providing a substitute participant to attend in his/her place. A written notification of a substitution will be accepted by email up to 12:00 pm noon the day before the event. Notification is sent to the Education and Volunteer Coordinator via email at email@example.com. If you do not have access to email call 204-982-6125.
Refunds – All approved refunds are subject to an administration fee to offset system and financial charges. This fee is based on the per person registration fee for the event or program:
- $20 to $100 – $10.00 administration fee; and
- $101 or higher – administration fee equal to 10% of the registration fee.
Course Cancellations by CMHA Manitoba and Winnipeg:
On occasion, we will find it necessary to cancel a course. When this need arises we are committed to taking positive steps to alert you to the cancellation as soon as possible. If CMHA Manitoba and Winnipeg cancels an event, all registrants will receive a full refund of fees paid (no administration charge) no later than four (4) business days following the scheduled date of the event.
All refunds will only be made using the original form of payment, except cash. For example, if you registered using a Visa card, the refund will be credited back to that same Visa card. If you paid by cash the refund will be a cheque.
For course participants who choose the “invoice me” payment option during the registration process, payment is required at least 7 days before the course’s start date – if payment is not received by this time, the spot in the course may be given to a person on the wait list.