Youth MHFA

Mental Health Support for the Young

Youth Mental Health - MHFA for Adults Who Interact With Youth

Developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, the 14-hr course is aimed at adults who are looking to support and help youth manage mental health issues.

Elevation Mind Aid
Elevation Mind Aid

Who Should Take This Class

Anyone who wants to learn more about supporting youth deal with mental health can take the class. The pre-condition is that such a person must be 18 years of age or older. The certification is especially helpful for teachers, school administrators, educational support workers, principals, camp counselors, and coaches.

What Will You Learn

The course will help you learn how to recognize the signs of mental health disorders or troubles of youth. You’ll learn how to have effective conversations with young people about mental illness and aid them in healing. Training is offered on a wide range of topics.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Self-harm
  • Eating disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Suicide
  • Crisis Intervention for Overdose
Mental Health First Aid Canada

Youth MHFA is a first aid approach to mental health. This course does not certify anyone as a therapist.