Training & Apprenticeships

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid focuses on the four most common mental health disorders including substance related, mood related, anxiety and trauma related, and psychotic disorders. Participants who take this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with their family, friends, communities, and workplaces.

Online training requires you complete pre-course work on your own a before the two (2) four-hour sessions with other learners over Zoom. You will receive the pre-course with ample time to complete by the due date. Note that you must complete the pre-course work in order to participate in the online sessions.

UPCOMING SESSION - ONLINE

  • Friday, August 19 - Pre-course Work Due
  • Tuesday, August 23 & Wednesday, August 24 - from 8 a.m. until Noon, Online via Zoom

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MHFA counts towards your annual OH&S training!

Workers who are on a workplace Occupational Health & Safety Committee may apply their annual eight (8) hour training allotment to this program.

MHFA training may also qualify for those workers with training allowances in their collective agreement. Check your agreement, or talk to your shop steward or assistant business manager.

Upcoming In-Person Training

Our next in-person training will be a part of the Annual Training Conference in October. Watch this webpage for more details: ibew213.org/annual-training-conference

In-person training is two (2) full days (9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) typically over a Saturday and Sunday. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Important Information

This certified training has a minimum and maximum number of participants. Sessions will be cancelled if minimum is not reached. If interest in a session exceeds capacity you will be placed onto a waitlist. Note that you must attend the entire training (no exceptions). Please only register if you are able and committed to attend.

Please note, members who no-show for training may be precluded from registering for future events and training opportunities.

MHFA training is certified by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Participants must complete the entire training in order to receive their certificate. No exceptions. Travel and lost time may be available. If you require travel or lost time, please inquire by email to communication@ibew213.org before registering.