New Summer and Fall Dates Announced for Mental Health First Aid Training

July 6, 2022

Mental Health First Aid Training Classes for July, August and September 2022 are now posted on the Behind the Scenes website at Take an active role in helping to care for those you work with. Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your skill sets by learning how to identify, understand and respond to signs of distress in your colleagues and help make our workplaces healthier and safer spaces for all. You will be able to use the information you learn every day in interactions with your co-workers as well as friends and family.

The course is delivered in two parts. The first is a 2 hour self-paced online course that must be completed prior to a 6 hour virtual live instructor led session. Go to to learn more and to select the date and time you wish to attend the virtual live session. Classes are being offered July 18 and 19, August 15, 16 and 21, and September 12 and 18. Upon completing the course you will become a certified Mental Health First Aider which is valid for three years.

The registration fee is $125. IATSE Members and those working under IATSE agreements may be eligible for Training Trust Fund reimbursement upon proof of successful completion of the course. A limited number of partial and full scholarships are available to individuals not eligible for reimbursement. Private group classes of 15 -20 are available – contact for information. Training for Canadians is available through the AFC at

Do you know how to respond if you see someone who is deeply depressed, having a anxiety attack, or showing signs of alcoholism or substance use? Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related issue.

You’ll learn about the risk factors and warning signs of mental health and substance use problems, the 5-step ALGEE action plan to help someone who is developing a problem or is in crisis, and the available professional, peer and self-help resources.

Visit to see all the available tools and resources.