Event Description

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Workshop (virtual)

Nov. 15, 2021

Optional Course - QNET Certificate in Management Development (CMD) 

MHFA Virtual components:

Module 1: Self-directed online learning
Approx. 2 hours; deadline to complete: Monday, November 8 at 4:00 p.m.
Must be completed in order to attend Modules 2 & 3

Participants will receive an Access Code to the Learning Portal for Module 1 and access to the Participant Reference Guide.

Modules 2 & 3: Mondays, November 15 & 22 (mornings - 8:00 to 12:00)
Virtual Training, zoom with video on. Participants who miss more than 10 minutes of the training will be marked incomplete


If I sprain my ankle, chances are you'll know what to do. If I have a panic attack, chances are you won't.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing the worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.


Just like physical first aid is provided until medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate support is found or until the crisis is resolved.

  • RECOGNIZE a change in behaviour
  • RESPOND with a confident conversation
  • GUIDE to appropriate resources and support


In a recent major Canadian study, 82% of responding organizations ranked mental health conditions in their top three causes of short term disability (72% for long-term). 30% of all short and long term disability claims are due to mental health problems and illnesses.

1 in 5 Canadians will be living with a mental health problem this year.

Outcomes of MHFA training:

  • Significantly greater recognition of the most common mental health illnesses and problems
  • Decreased social distance from people with mental health illnesses or problems
  • Increased confidence in providing help to others
  • Demonstrated increase in helpful actions

More than 300,000 Canadians have been trained in MHFA since 2007.

In the workplace, MHFA can help you recognize signs and symptoms among colleagues and clients.


Key benefits of a mentally healthy workplace

Productivity - happy and psychologically healthy employees work harder and more efficiently

Cost savings due to disability and absenteeism - there is a strong link between mental health, physical well-being and injury prevention

Operational success - mentally healthy workplaces are characterized by higher levels of employee motivation, commitment, innovation and creativity, as well as fewer errors, better decision making and improved planning

Recruitment and retention - top candidates today are looking for a workplace that supports their personal and professional growth

Conflict reduction - better mental health among employees means fewer grievances and complaints and a stronger corporate reputation

Leah Hes, O.T. Reg. (MB), Rehabilitation Specialist, HEB Manitoba
As an Occupational Therapist working primarily in long term disability case management, Leah has the privilege of providing supportive, strength based rehab services to individuals returning to work following illness or injury. It is through working with so many amazing, resilient clients that her passion for mental health immerged, particularly with respect to mental health issues in the workplace. Mental Health First Aid has provided Leah with the opportunity to not only open up the conversation around mental health in her own workplace but also provide concrete, helpful strategies to those she has trained.

This workshop is: 


- QNET Members: $349.00 + GST  QNET member list
- Event Partners (see list below): $339.00 + GST
- Non-Members: $399.00 + GST 
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Event Partners:
(Members of the following organizations receive the partner rate for this event)
- APICS Winnipeg Chapter (APICS)
Manitoba Aerospace

This session is also presented in partnership with:
- The Manitoba Government
- CAM:OE, University of Manitoba Extended Education




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