Mental Health Training

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Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction (CARMHA)

A research centre based at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. CARMHA is internationally recognized for innovative and interdisciplinary scientific research related to mental health and substance use, primarily in the areas of clinical or other intervention practice, health systems and population health and epidemiology.

Psychological Health and Safety: An Action Guide for Employers

Mental Health First Aid Canada

Mental Health First Aid Canada is a national program, which is based on the same principles as medical first aid.  Where medical first aid teaches people skills that they need to help someone with an injury until medical help arrives, mental health first aid teaches people the skills they need to help someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis until they can receive professional treatment or until the crisis is over.  The program is evidence-based and is proven effective.

Mental Health Works - CMHA Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor Training

CMHA’s Certified Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.

This in-demand building the case for a mentally healthy work environment.

Employers will see those with this certification as skilled change-makers, having the practical expertise to help move organizational wellness strategies forward andard in their workplaces.

The Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC)

MDSC has partnered with industry leaders to develop continuing education courses including:

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: A Primer for Primary Care Physicians
  • Combating Stigma for Physicians and other Health Professionals
  • Training on Research Processes
  • Destigmatizing Practices and Mental Illness: Nurses Working Together to Support Mental Health and Well-Being
  • Mental Health and Wellness in the Legal Profession


911 Resilience

Resilience training and education for all emergency responders is a key tool for helping people stay healthy and strong on the job. Understanding the psychological risks involved in the work, and learning pro-active strategies to bolster personal and organizational resilience are key to health and success on throughout one’s career.

All training and education sessions noted anchored in the latest science and research, and evidence-based practice, while also being job relevant, engaging, and with many practical examples, and using terms and stories the audience can relate to.


Trauma Awareness Skills Courses (TASC)

Are you looking for information on Traumatic Stress?   Are you ready to take action and learn more about trauma training and what you can do to help yourself or someone else?      If you, or someone you care about, has been affected by a trauma stress injury, Bit by Bit offers TASC.

Our team, located in Ontario and Nova Scotia, consists of independent contract trainers (some volunteer), psychologists, therapists, educators, counselors and PTSD survivors and collaboratively we have implemented a practical workshop to best address the daily complexities experienced by those living with or supporting people with traumatic stress injuries.  We offer a professional perspective tailored with a personal comprehensive understanding of Post-Traumatic Stress injuries.


International Performance Resilience and Efficiency Program (iPREP)

Created by Police. Tested by Police. Used by Police. Validated by Research.

The International Performance Resilience and Efficiency Program (iPREP) trains use-of-force trainers and first responders on methods that improve mental and physical readiness in high-stress situations. Through effective, evidence-based resilience training, iPREP enhances situational awareness leading to improved critical decision making. For more information or to train your team in the iPREP methodology.

iPREP in the News: Helping First Responders Heal Themselves