John Howard Society of Thunder Bay & District

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a program created by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. It focuses on:

  • Improving mental health literacy, and creating awareness of the prevalence of mental health issues in Canada
  • Reducing the stigma that prevents individuals from getting the support and treatment they need

  • Helping participants identify when they or someone they know may be developing or experiencing a mental health problem
  • Helping participants manage a potential or developing mental health problem emerging in themselves, a family member, a community member, a friend or a colleague.

Mental Health First Aid gives participants a ways to help someone experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, Mental Health First Aid is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved.

Workshops are offered to agencies, organizations, businesses, community groups, and individuals, as requested.

For more information about upcoming sessions, or to book training, please email: