Wilderness Mental Health First Aid (WMHFA)
Mental Health Wilderness First Aid courses provide interactive, evidence-based training on recognizing, assessing, and supporting those who are experiencing a range of mental health conditions in remote areas. Rural communities, wilderness guides, search & rescue members, tree planters, outdoor educators, and others living, working, or playing in remote areas have benefitted from WMHFA. Students are provided with an orientation to mental health conditions and psychoeducation (how the brain works); assessment tools, connection to outside resources, and practical intervention strategies for field use.
- Must be 18 years of age or older.
- Must be a Canadian citizen, have a Permanent Residency, Student Visa or Work Visa.
- Must be registered in, or have completed the Training Academy Essentials program (workshops and/or outdoor journey) prior to certification course start date.
- Preference will be given to Black, Indigenous, People of Color and 2SLGBTQ+ individuals.
- Must have current or future plans to work as an outdoor instructor or guide within the next year.
- Successful applications will be notified by an email. Please note we require at least three weeks notice if you are unable to attend.