Open Minds


MHFA Testimonials

Here's what Open Minds' participants say about our Mental Health First Aid Basic & Youth trainings:

"Excellent course! I will recommend it often!"

I feel much more confident & knowledgeable in dealing with mental health clients/individuals and the signs/symptoms of mental health. Definitely a better understanding of mental health.”

Excellent course, very relevant to the climate in our company. Should be rolled out to all personnel.”

How timely it was! Today I had a client come into the clinic with what appeared to me to be… full blown schizophrenia – all the symptoms – delusions, voices… and I ALGEE’d.”  (ALGEE is the acronym taught in MHFA to summarize actions that can be taken to help someone experiencing a mental health problem.)

"This was a learning experience for me. It was a good opportunity to develop a positive and non-judgmental approach."

I learned a lot (and) have more confidence in giving the advice I do.”

The instructor was sensitive to and supportive of the mental health needs of the group and individuals. Very engaging and non-judgmental - a psychologically safe setting. I appreciated the sharing of resources: very helpful to use in my day-to-day activities, especially at work.”

Very interesting. Lots of ideas and strategies to use in dealing with students experiencing mental health issues.”

"Very in-depth and hands on.”

Thank you for such a comfortable and friendly approach to such a heavy topic. You worked with our group very effectively.”

I likedloved, actually – the course very much. I was able to relate the course to (my) volunteering. There was a lot of info that could also be applied to other situations in our lives. So interesting! Sarah, you are awesome. Thanks!”

This is a great course for volunteers, instructors, teachers, coaches… pretty much anyone who works or deals with both adults and children.”

Excellent course, excellent instructor. Sarah did a great job of making the content interesting and interactive.”

This was an excellent follow-up to the ASIST training I’ve had in the past."

"As a nurse, I need to know about how to help people with mental health problems. This course, especially the schizophrenia and suicide modules, is very beneficial."

Very informative, and presented in a way that soaked in. I was able to retain a lot. Sarah made the space safe for us to explore these topics and provided lots of value-added tidbits.”

“This course was wonderful, informative, and extremely useful.”

Click here to find out about upcoming Mental Health First Aid courses or contact us to bring MHFA training to your organization.