Mental Health First Aid at The Royal

Ottawa, Ontario
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Mental Health First Aid at The Royal
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 8:30 AM -
Thursday, April 19, 2018 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)

The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
613.722.6521 Ext 6535
1145 Carling Avenue
Room 1424
Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 7K4

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What is Mental Health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis is resolved. The concept is based on the model of medical first aid. Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based course developed in Australia by Betty Kitchener and Professor Tony Jorm. The course has been formally evaluated and shows a number of benefits:

  • Better recognition of mental health problems
  • Increased knowledge about appropriate treatments
  • Reduced stigma
  • Increased confidence in providing help to others

Who should attend?
Everyone can benefit from Mental Health First Aid Canada – members of the general public, teachers, health service providers, university students, emergency workers, frontline workers who deal with the public, volunteers, human resources professionals, employers, community groups.

What is the Purpose of the course?
Mental Health First Aid Course teaches people to:

  • Identify when a person may be a danger to themselves or to others and take steps to preserve life
  • Recognize the early signs of mental health problems and provide help toward preventing more serious problems from developing
  • Provide comfort to someone with a mental health problem and support them in their recovery
  • Guide a person toward the appropriate professional help.

After completing the Mental Health First Aid Canada course, participants will receive a Mental Health First Aid Canada Certificate.

Participants are also provided with the first aid package which covers the course content and provides additional resources. Participants must attend all 12-14 hours of the course to receive their certificate. Ensure to arrive 15-20 minutes prior to sign-in.

Thank you.


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Fee: $200 (Regular), $100 (Student - must be prepared to provide student ID) includes 2 Days of Training, the Mental Health First Aid book, other materials, refreshments and lunches.

    Payments may be made by Visa, Mastercard or cheque made out to The Royal and addressed to: Attn: Sally Thomson-Burrows Rm 1414, 1145 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Z 7K4.

    Cancellations and refunds are not automatic and will be subject to a $50 administrative fee, but substitutions are possible.

    Please contact course registrar at 613.722.6521 extension 6535 if you require any assistance or email
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