Through Mental Health First Aid Canada training, Pat helps participants to explore, learn and change attitudes towards mental illness by creating a comfortable learning environment based on respect and trust.


Mental Health First Aid training is an excellent way to broaden one's understanding of mental illness and develop effective tools to help someone who is experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis.


Engaging people in conversations about mental illness is key to promoting understanding and compassion  towards those living with a mental health problem.

Register for one of our upcoming workshops (Temporarily suspended due to Covid-19)

Mental Health First Aid - Wednesday April 1st and Thursday April 2nd, 2020

Mental Health First Aid Canada - 2 day course. Wednesday April 1st  and Thursday April 2nd.  Chartwell Valley Vista, 600 Valley Vista Drive, Vaughan L6A 4H2.  course outline. Register

Mental Health First Aid - Wednesday May 27th and Thursday May 28th, 2020

Mental Health First Aid Canada - 2 day course. Wednesday May 27th  and Thursday May 28th.  Chartwell Valley Vista, 600 Valley Vista Drive, Vaughan L6A 4H2.  course outline.   Register

What our clients say

“Thank you so much for a wonderful workshop.  It was a relevant learning experience and what I found most useful was the practical approach that could help both, current front line mental health staff as well as any staff present at any agency that provides front line social services.”

…Maria-Eugenia Ricote, Employment Case Counsellor, Work Initiative Network, Woodgreen

“Pat is an engaging Instructor and Coach. I recently attended a Mental Health First Aid Training that she facilitated and I enjoyed the session. She combines sound knowledge of course content with brainstorming, group activities and easy to follow course materials to make for informative and inspirational learning."

…Tami Cooper, Certified Resume Strategist, Assistant Manager, Women of Courage Program at COSTI Immigrant Services

“Every agency absolutely needs to send their front line personnel to this training.  It is imperative!!  Pat - I thank you sincerely for allowing us to participate in this fantastic workshop.  You are an excellent facilitator and an engaging instructor.  You are real, authentic and incredibly inspiring!"

…Brenda Ferrato, Career Practitioner

“The Mental Health First Aid course provided me with significant new insight about mental health. The knowledge I gained from it has equipped me to better understand, assess and support my clients who are suffering from mental health issues. The material was comprehensive and very well-organized. Pat presented the information in a very clear and engaging manner. She demonstrated outstanding knowledge about the topic. Her positive attitude and genuine respect to the students made the classroom a great environment for learning. The activities that the group completed during the course were not only educational, but fun as well. I highly recommend taking this course, and I think that it will be beneficial to anyone who takes it.”

...Mariam Mahdi, Client Care Coordinator, Assisted Living Program, Lumacare

"I am extremely humble to write a short testimonial for Pat, an outstanding professional and a dynamic educator.

She uses incredible creativity in preparing her classroom before students arrive for their education session.  She uses a variety of educational modules to engage her adult students throughtout the day.  She moves easily from one learning approach into another and students show by their high level of participation that they are enjoying and retaining the information being taught.

Her inner hero is her mindset:  she uses tact and engagement to support learning.  One must also admit the respect she conveys for taking the time to listen to her student's experiences.  She also has tea, coffee and snacks!

I came away from two days of education delivered by Pat with a new jest for learning and applying the knowledge gained.

Thank you Pat.  I know that each time you teach about Mental Health First Aid, you are saving lives."

...Norma Nicholson RN BA MA (Ed), author, educator, public speaker and youth expert




About Our Instructor

Pat Thacker is a Certified Mental Health First Aid instructor. With 15 years of experience delivering training and seminars in education, community service, and career enhancement, she brings passion and dedication to the classroom. Pat believes that teaching Mental Health First Aid is the best way to share the message that Everyone Matters.