Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. CMHA Elgin employs two certified MHFA trainers and regularly delivers the program to companies and other services organizations, as well as hosting training events for members of the community.

MHFA does not train people to be therapists. It provides basic knowledge and resources to assist a person in recognizing the signs and symptoms of mental health problems and providing support to assist a person in receiving help they need.

This training program is endorsed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and has received an overwhelmingly positive reception.

To learn about CMHA Elgin MHFA training opportunities or to book us to train your group or staff, please email or contact us at 519-633-1781 or toll-free at 1-855-633-1781 and ask to speak to someone about Mental Health First Aid. For more information on Mental Health First Aid, please visit