ALISON-FREE online courses on mental health

ALISON offers various online courses including mental health. For more information, please visit:

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

ASIST is for individuals 16 or older—regardless of prior experience—who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid. Shown by major studies to significantly reduce suicidality, the ASIST model teaches effective intervention skills while helping to build suicide prevention networks in the community. To locate an ASIST course, please visit:

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)-Mental Health and Addiction 101 Series

CAMH provides FREE introductory tutorials on a variety of topics related to substance use and mental health problems. These tutorials are a starting point for learning about factors that are critical to understanding these problems. Tutorials listed below can be found on CAMH’s website:

  • Anxiety Disorder 101
  • Bipolar Disorder 101
  • Concurrent Disorders 101
  • Depression 101
  • Diversity and Health Equity 101
  • Harm Reduction 101
  • Introduction to Addiction 101
  • Introduction to Mental Health 101
  • Older Adults 101
  • Personality Disorders 101
  • Problem Gambling 101
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 101
  • Psychosis 101
  • Schizophrenia 101
  • Stages of Change 101
  • Stigma 101
  • Youth and Technology 101

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety-FREE Mental Health Awareness Course

This course provides an introduction to the complex issue of mental health in the workplace, and explains why it is so important. You will learn the difference between mental well-being and mental illness, factors that put people at risk, and the roles of early intervention and promotion of mental well-being at work. For more information, please visit:

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

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 Canada program aims to improve mental health literacy, and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague. To locate a MHFA Trainer or a course, please visit:

UOIT Modules-Mindsight

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Mindsight is an online educational resource to reduce stigma by promoting awareness of mental illness, and facilitating a greater understanding of basic strategies and resources for supporting individuals experiencing a mental health challenge. It highlights the signs and symptoms of common mental illnesses and also includes self-help strategies; strategies for helping a friend, colleague, or family member; treatment options; and available community resources. For more information, please visit:

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) for consumers

WRAP is a program developed by a group of people who experience mental health and other health and lifestyle challenges. These people learned that they can identify what makes them well, and then use their own Wellness Tools to relieve difficult feelings and maintain wellness and a higher quality of life. The result has been recovery and long-term stability. For more information about WRAP, please visit:

In the GTA, the following organizations run the WRAP program:

All of these links and resources are being provided for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval from our Working Group regarding any of the services or opinions of the organization or resource listed.