Open Minds



Here's what participants in Open Minds' trainings are saying about Mental Health First Aid:

"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.”

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 in-depth and hands on.”

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!”

"Sarah...made the course enjoyable, even with such a heavy topic."

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

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 schitzophrenia and suicide modules, is very beneficial."

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