Open Minds



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.”

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

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

"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.”

Click here to find out about upcoming Mental Health First Aid courses.