First aid for the mind is just as important as first aid for the
Learning psychological first aid skills for mental health crises could also save a life.
You don't need to be an expert to help, you just need to BE THERE !
Self Care Module - Build a personal understanding of the effects of stress, loss and grief and develop a self care plan to help better respond to life's daily stresses.
Care for Others Module - recognize when someone is experiencing distress and learn how to help them while connecting them with community resources they need
The Canadian Red Cross Instructor Development Program is a comprehensive program designed to prepare instructors to support dynamic, learner-centred classroom environments.
Certification is through the Canadian Red Cross and valid for 3yrs from date of issue.
Instructor candidates must complete all steps to become initially certified. The Fundamentals Module is only completed once during the initial instructor certification. Once certified as an instructor, additional levels may be added by completing only steps 1, 3 and 5.
Candidates with prior training or experience as Educators (ex: Board of Education teachers) or those coming from other first aid agencies may transfer to Canadian Red Cross Instructor through a modified pathway.
Confirm prerequisites are met:
Pass Skills Assessment
Two options exist for candidates with instructional training ad experience from another program / agency.
Option 1: Previous First Aid Instruction Experience
Option 2: Previous experience as an educator or Red Cross Watersafety Instructor
Are you are looking for something more specific or tailored to your needs ? We can help by developing a customized training session for you.