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WELCOME TO
COMMUNITY CARES:
MENTAL HEALTH
TRAINING

CHANGING HOW THE WORLD SEES MENTAL HEALTH.

It’s time!

Thousands of people have enjoyed our transformative courses. 

You can too.

 
Our course

OUR COURSE

Mental Health education for everyone.  

Community Cares: Mental Health Response Training is...


Completely on-line and accessible 24 hours a day.


Offered in 8 separate modules.  Take them all, or just the ones you want.

Each individual module takes about 3 hours. 


Designed for both laypeople and professionals.

Whether you're new to the subject of mental health or very experienced,

you'll gain valuable skills and insights based on current research and innovative thinking.

 

FREE VERSION!

Our full course. Just no certificate.

CERTIFICATE VERSION!

Earn a continuing education certificate.

SPONSOR YOUR LEARNERS!

Save money. Build your team.

CLASSROOM TRAINING OPTIONS

In person training for your team.

To learn more about the courses we offer, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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ABOUT COMMUNITY CARES: MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING

Because we are all First Responders...

Community Cares: Mental Health Response Training is our flagship course. Taken by more than 4500 students worldwide, CCMHRT sets the industry and community standard for mental health response training. It's designed for both professional and lay first responders, so no matter who you are, if you are called upon to support people with mental health needs, this course will provide the skills and knowledge you need to respond effectively. You’ll learn how to support people both during crisis and beyond.


The course was developed in Mission, Canada, in partnership with our Community Wellness Committee, a consortium of local health and social welfare agencies.

We are grateful for the support of our sponsors, including the District of Mission, Mission Public Schools and Pleasantview Housing Society.

 
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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

 

PAUL HORN

For more than 35 years, Paul Horn (B.Arts, TEP, MSc.) has worked as a front-line professional, leader and educator in community-based services for people with mental health and developmental diagnoses. He has been the Community Support Work / Educational Assistant Instructor at Mission's Riverside College since it opened in 2001 and has delivered instruction at a variety of other colleges and conferences. He is the creator and instructor of Community Cares.

BOOTSTRAP CONSULTING

BootStrap Consulting has been a pioneer in Behaviour & Performance Management since 1995. Using a diverse toolbox of approaches - including Adult Education, Applied Behavioural Analysis, Communications, Technology and Community Engagement - BootStrap can improve performance at the individual, team, organisational and community levels. Our motto is "Inspired thinking in challenging times."

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CAN I TAKE THE COURSE FOR FREE?

Yes. The only difference between the paid and free versions of the course is that no certificate is given for the free course.  Go here if you're choosing the free option.

I'M A SPONSORED STUDENT.  HOW DO I GET STARTED?

Click here then select "CREATE NEW ACCOUNT." You'll need to give the name of your sponsor and add the Enrolment Key when you enrol.  Ask your sponsoring agency to share their key with you.

DOES THIS COURSE EARN UNIVERSITY OR HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT?

The focus of this course is "Continuing Education."  Some colleges and employers have mandated completion of this course, but it does NOT earn BC Ministry of Education credit.  You should check with your employer, professional body or educational institution before undertaking the course for credit.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE COURSE?

Most people need a total of 24 hours. (Each module takes about 3 hours.)  You can pause and restart the course any time you'd like.

CAN I TAKE THE COURSE IN A CLASSROOM?

We occasionally host public classes, but they're rare and they fill up fast.  On-line is your best bet or book us to teach your group.

CAN I STUDY THE COURSE WITH MY CLASS/TEAM/GROUP?

Yes.  Contact us to set it up with you.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO PASS?

In each module:

- Complete the pretest. (Your pretest score doesn't matter.)

- Complete the required journal entries (as instructed in the videos).

- Score 11/20 or better on the post-test.

If you fail a test, email us and we will set up a retest for you.

GOT ANY MORE COURSES?

Yes.  And we are always developing new ones.  Check out this site for offerings in your area. Or reach out to us to see if we can develop something for you!

HOW COME I CAN'T FIND THE ACTUAL COURSE ON THIS PAGE?

This is our sign up and payment page.  We offer the course itself on our Moodle platform.  When you register, you'll be directed to the course platform.

WHO OFFERS THE COURSE?

Community Cares courses are offered by BootStrap Consulting, which is a private company.

I LOST THE LINK TO THE COURSE.  CAN YOU HELP ME?

 

GET IN TOUCH

We’d love to hear from you! Reach out today with any questions, or simply to learn more about Community Cares: Mental Health Training.

Mission, BC, Canada

1.604.897.0239