Training on mental health awareness and intervention is available to help you learn to identify and respond to members of the community who might be experiencing distress.

The More feet on the ground program is for everyone! Take the course to learn about various mental health issues and how to support people around you who may be living with mental health concerns.

It takes about 30 minutes to read the material and to complete the quiz. In addition to the course, the website also offers resources such as fact sheets on various mental health issues, a video library and lists of resources for each institution.

More Feet On The Ground is a project by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health, which is funded by the Ontario Government. It is backed by partners such as the Canadian Mental Health Association – Ontario, the Council of Ontario Universities and the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance.

Mental Health First Aid (French and English) is a uOttawa employee training program to help them better recognize the symptoms of mental health problems and increase their confidence in guiding others towards appropriate resources for care.

The Council of Ontario Universities’ Accessible Campus (French and English) (which shares some content with More Feet On The Ground) offers training and information about mental health on campus, including:

CAMH’s Mental Health and Addiction 101 series (French and English) provides “free, quick, easy-to-use online tutorials” intended for a general audience that offer education on substance use and mental health issues.

Mental Health First Aid Canada is a Website created by the Mental Health Commission of Canada offering online resources and training options pertaining to mental health.

They offer, for example, Guidelines for the Practice and Training of Peer Support, and Psychosis First Aid Guidelines.