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Mental Health First Aid Certificate & Training for Employees

Whether you want Mental Health First Aid training and certification for employees in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the Mental Health First Aid certificate you want in the way you want it and at a price, you can afford.

What are my options for Mental Health First Aid training?

Training Kits

The kit is for those who want to do the training themselves. It's a reusable training presentation that is used to train groups of people all at one time in one location. If you need to train a trainer to use the kit we offer a train the trainer online course.

Online Training

Mental Health First Aid training online is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores. Online training is also eligible for bulk pricing discounts for groups of 16+ trainees.

Train the Trainer

Train the trainer courses are online and meant to certify a single individual to use the training kit to train others. The kit is included with the train the trainer online course for no additional cost and is reusable. Results in a lifetime certification.

Onsite Training

Onsite training is for companies looking for hands-on training on your own equipment at your location. We come to you (from Rexburg, Idaho) so travel expenses are included, because of this onsite training is best for groups of at least 5-10+ trainees.

What's in the Mental Health First Aid Training Course?

Our Mental Health First Aid training course is built to OSHA and Canada standards. Each class contains sections on causes of mental illness, signs and symptoms of mental illness, response, and debunking myths.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by OSHA.

Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 2 – 2.5 hours.
Intended Audience:

  • Employers
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Employees

Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, and local standards, this training encompasses the following laws and regulations:

  • Encompasses these U.S. Standards
  • OSHA Act of 1970, Section 5(a)(1), General Duty Clause – “Each employer -- (1) shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees; (2) shall comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this Act.”

  • Encompasses these Canada Standards
  • Canada Labour Code Part II – Employer and Employee Duties

Why do I need Mental Health First Aid training?

OSHA doesn’t have a specific standard for mental health training. However, under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are required to provide a workplace that “is free from recognizable hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm to employees.”

Canada also does not have a specific standards regarding mental health. However, the Employment Equity Act and the Canadian Human Rights Act allow employees to not be discriminated against and have an equal chance to work, no matter their race, gender, age, or disability.

Because of these requirement, employers have a legal and ethical obligation to develop and maintain a workplace that is free from hazards associated with mental health. Employees have the right to work in an atmosphere that promotes the safety and well-being of all.

  • Did You Know?

  • About a quarter of homeless people in a shelter lives with a serious mental health illness.

  • African and Hispanic Americans use only half of what Caucasian Americans use for mental health services.

  • 2.4 million people in the U.S. live with schizophrenia. (Source: NAMI.

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Mental Health First Aid Training Frequently Asked Questions 

What does a mental health first aider do?

As a mental health first aider, you identify, understand, and respond to people displaying signs of mental illness and addiction.

What skills do you need to be a mental health first aider?

Anyone can be a mental health first aider with the proper training. With our training course, you will be taught the skills you need to identify and respond to people who are in need of help.

How do I become mental health first aid certified?

To become mental health first aid certified, you need to complete classroom instruction and a practical evaluation. Following classroom instruction, you will take a written exam. You will need to pass both the written and practical exams before getting certified.

What do you do in a mental health first aid course?

In a mental first aid course, you will learn about what causes mental illness along with accompanying signs and symptoms. You will also learn what actions you should take in a mental health emergency. Finally, you get to put your knowledge to the test in discussing how to respond to real mental health emergencies.

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