Mental Health Training

Designed for Adults Who Interact with Youth

Mental Health Training ~ NOW CLOSED

Ideal for parents and caregivers, this 2-day course is being offered for those who are looking to explore the topic of mental health and how to go about supporting those who may be struggling. 

Why Attend?

The link between Learning Disabilities and Mental Health is clear. Those with LDs are two to three times more likely to experience mental health challenges as outlined in the research conducted by the Integra Program at the Child Development Institute in Toronto (Handbook can be accessed by clicking here) and according to Children’s Mental Health Ontario, 1 in 5 children and youth under the age of 19 in Ontario has a mental health problem.

We also know that the mental health needs of children with LDs are often overlooked, or misattributed to their LDs, which can result in unnecessary suffering which could be alleviated by access to the right care and support.

Objectives and Course Overview

This course is intended for an adult audience whose primary focus is youth (aged 14-25) as it focuses on the four most common mental health disorders: substance related, mood related, anxiety and trauma related, and psychotic disorders.

Instruction will also be provided on eating disorders and deliberate self-injury. Participants who complete this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with the young people in their lives, including at schools, extra-curricular activities, social services, family, friends, and communities.

Other main topics will include:

  • Signs and symptoms of mental health problems and crisis situations as they develop in youth, including eating disorders and non-suicidal self-injury.
  • A basic model to provide ‘Mental Health First Aid’ – meaning, how to help in a mental crisis or mental health problem.
  • Learn how to accommodate young people who are in distress or are recovering from a crisis.
  • Encouraging a young person – or guide an adult that might support a young adult – to identify options for help.

Two Sessions are being offered!

Session Dates: Workshops are being offered in August and September as follows:

  1. Thursday August 22nd and Friday August 23rd (two days, back to back)
  2. Saturday September 21st and Saturday September 28th (two consecutive Saturdays)

Start & End Time: 8:30am to 5:00pm both days

Location: LDAHH Resource Center, 560 Guelph Line, Burlington – top floor of the Rotary Youth Centre

CostMembers – $125 / Non-Members – $180 

This workshop is conducted by an outside facilitator from the Canadian Mental Health Association ( and space is limited. Further information on the course can be found by clicking HERE.

Sandwiches will be provided for lunch; please provide us with any dietary restrictions in your registration form.


Session #1: August 22nd and August 23rd, 8:30am to 5:00pm

Registration is now Closed

Session #2: September 21st and 28th, 8:30am to 5:00pm

Session has been Cancelled due to low enrollment

For other training dates, consult the listing of upcoming courses offered by the Mental Health Commission of Canada here:



Special Thanks to the Burlington Foundation for supporting this program