Mental Health First Aid for farmers

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a virtual, 8-hour course designed to support farmers’ mental health. Read more

Just as you take traditional first aid courses to learn how to help someone in a medical emergency, you take MHFA to know what to do in a mental health medical emergency.

Developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, MHFA takes you through 2 hours of prior reading and two (2) 3-hour online sessions facilitated by a MHFA Certified Instructor on mental health signs and symptoms, prevention, and crisis intervention.

The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Program teaches participants how to:

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems.
  • Provide initial support to those who may be suffering.
  • Guide a person to seek professional help.
  • Seek their own help if they think their mental health might be at risk.

MHFA aims to:

  • Preserve life where a person may be a danger to themselves or others.
  • Prevent a mental health problem from progressing.
  • Promote the importance of prioritizing good mental health.
  • Provide comfort to a person experiencing a mental health problem.

After taking the MHFA course, you’ll be able to:

  • Recognize and understand the symptoms of poor mental health, including those related to substance abuse.
  • Provide support to friends, colleagues, and loved ones who may be suffering from a mental health issue.
  • Prevent a mental health problem from progressing.
  • Promote mental health recovery by understanding how to assist someone in distress or and how to help them recover from a crisis.

Learn more about Mental Health First Aid.


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