Mental Health First Aid Certificate & Training for Employees
Whether you want Mental Health First Aid training and certification for employees in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the Mental Health First Aid certificate you want in the way you want it and at a price, you can afford.
What are my options for Mental Health First Aid training?
What’s in the Mental Health First Aid Training Course?
Our Mental Health First Aid training course is built to CSA standards. Each class contains sections on causes of mental illness, signs, and symptoms of mental illness, response, and debunking myths.
This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by CSA.
Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 2 – 2.5 hours.
Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, and local standards, this training encompasses the following laws and regulations:
- Encompasses these Canada Standards
Canada Labour Code Part II – Employer and Employee Duties
What is the mental health first aid train the trainer course exactly?
The train the trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in a CSA compliant lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.
Why do I need Mental Health First Aid training?
CSA doesn’t have a specific standard for mental health training. However, under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are required to provide a workplace that “is free from recognizable hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm to employees.”
Canada also does not have a specific standards regarding mental health. However, the Employment Equity Act and the Canadian Human Rights Act allow employees to not be discriminated against and have an equal chance to work, no matter their race, gender, age, or disability.
Because of these requirement, employers have a legal and ethical obligation to develop and maintain a workplace that is free from hazards associated with mental health. Employees have the right to work in an atmosphere that promotes the safety and well-being of all.
Did You Know?
About a quarter of homeless people in a shelter lives with a serious mental health illness.
African and Hispanic Americans use only half of what Caucasian Americans use for mental health services.
2.4 million people in the U.S. live with schizophrenia. (Source: NAMI.
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Mental Health First Aid Training Frequently Asked Questions
What does a mental health first aider do?
As a mental health first aider, you identify, understand, and respond to people displaying signs of mental illness and addiction.
What skills do you need to be a mental health first aider?
Anyone can be a mental health first aider with the proper training. With our training course, you will be taught the skills you need to identify and respond to people who are in need of help.
How do I become mental health first aid certified?
To become mental health first aid certified, you need to complete classroom instruction and a practical evaluation. Following classroom instruction, you will take a written exam. You will need to pass both the written and practical exams before getting certified.
What do you do in a mental health first aid course?
In a mental first aid course, you will learn about what causes mental illness along with accompanying signs and symptoms. You will also learn what actions you should take in a mental health emergency. Finally, you get to put your knowledge to the test in discussing how to respond to real mental health emergencies.