Community Cares Training

Community Cares Courses: Mental Health Response Training

What is it?

FREE and EASILY ACCESSIBLE training for community members and first responders who deal regularly with mental health consumers and substance users. If you:
  • Work in emergency services such as
    • the RCMP
    • Fire/Rescue
    • Emergency Medical Services
    • Search and Rescue
    • or any part of healthcare
  • own a business;
  • work in a school;
  • volunteer in the community;
  • serve as clergy or work in faith-based services;
  • work for government or community-based facilities;
  • support a diagnosed family member;
  • OR are active in any way in your community
Community Cares: Mental Health Response Training

This training is for you!

Community Cares: Mental Health Response Training is offered over 8 separate modules. You can take them all, or just complete those you think are most relevant for you. The courses are available on-line.
Community Cares Training Community Cares: Mental Health Response Training is designed for both laypeople and professionals. Anyone completing a module or the entire course will receive a certificate. The course is not a replacement for a college level certification, but it is exceptional continuing education. It offers laypeople a solid grounding in mental health, and will augment the skills of working professionals.


Now. On-line training is offered asynchronously, meaning that students can take the course any time of the day. They can pause and re-start or review the material. On-line courses are designed to be done alone or, better yet, as a group or pair. The course is currently funded until December 31st, 2016.


Mental illness and substance issues are common. They are more likely to strike you or your loved ones than any single cancer and they touch the lives of almost everyone. But services for mental health consumers cannot address all of their needs. For that, we need a community. We need to look back to a time when neighbours watched out for one another, public agencies worked as partners and people helped others find the help they needed.

Understanding mental health and knowing how to support our friends, family and neighbours is much easier than most people know. Community Cares: Mental Health Response Training gives you the tools, knowledge and skills you’ll need to support mentally ill and substance-involved people at their most critical times. It will help you get a clear and honest picture of mental health and the resources offered in our community. It will demystify mental illness and reduce fear.

By helping mental health and substance-involved consumers effectively at these times, we can end the vicious cycle of crisis that too often affects their lives. We can make a positive difference that will help reduce major social concerns such as homelessness, poverty and drug abuse.

Who is offering the training?

Community Cares Training This course is a project of the Mission Healthy Community Council, a consortium of health and social welfare agencies in the Fraser Valley.

Funding has been provided by a number of sponsors. Currently, the program is sponsored by the District of Mission, Pleasantview Housing Society and CUPE Ontario.

The course is offered on the Moodle platform of Mission Public Schools. NOTE: The course is not an offering of Mission Public Schools and does not earn BC Ministry of Education credits.


To register and sign up for a course click here.

Need help registering or initializing? Click here for a YouTube video.

Funding By

District of Mission   CUPE - Ontario    Mission Division of Family Practice    Community Action Initiative
To write to us:
Community Cares Training
c/o 33919 Dewdney Trunk Road
Mission, BC, V2V 6Y4
For any questions or
for more information, email
"Community Cares: Mental Health Response Training is a project of the Mission Healthy Community Council and is operated by BootStrap Consulting. Any opinions or decisions involved in the course are those solely of the operator. BootStrap Consulting is a private firm, and is separate and distinct from any of the course's sponsors or community partners, including Mission Public Schools."
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