Welcome to John Howard Society of Thunder Bay and District

Community Services

Mental Health First Aid

JHS is excited to now offer Mental Health First Aid training to the community of Thunder Bay. Since October 2011, JHS has facilitated 10 workshops to different agencies and concerned citizens in the community. Mental Health First Aid is a program created by the Mental Health Commission of Canada that focuses on creating awareness of the prevalence of mental health issues that impact Canadians, reducing stigma which prevents individuals from getting the support and treatment they need, while helping participants build confidence in identifying when someone they know may be developing or experiencing and mental health problem. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved. The MHFA training aims to improve mental health literacy, and provide skills and knowledge to participants so that they can better help manage a potential or developing mental health problem emerging in themselves, a family member, a community member, a friend or a colleague. Workshops are offered openly to the community on a quarterly basis and also can be provided to agencies, organizations, and business as requested.


For more information please about upcoming training opportunities please email: info@johnhowardtbay.on.ca


Volunteer and Student Placement Opportunities


There are numerous volunteer/student placement opportunities at JHS Thunder Bay.

For more information please email: info@johnhowardtbay.on.ca


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