An Outreach Initiative by Layla for Frontline Workers in Healthcare in Ontario

Mental Health First Aid Training Initiative

What is EMDR Therapy?


Understanding the Importance of Mental Health First Aid

As frontline professionals in healthcare, you play an invaluable role in shaping the patient experience. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) provides evidence-based training to help identify and assist individuals facing mental health challenges. Early intervention is crucial, and you can make a significant difference. To learn more about MHFA, please visit

Note: MHFA training typically costs between $100-200 per participant. Layla is offering this initiative at no cost as an outreach and mental health awareness effort specifically aimed at frontline professionals in healthcare


MHFA Information

How does MHFA help me?

This is a certificate program that is governed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC). Upon completion, you will receive an MHFA certificate. The program will help participants:
- Recognize signs and symptoms of mental health challenges
- Develop your communication ability to approach mental health with others
- Understand ethical and effective interventions
- Develop skills for patient-centered care

Training will be delivered by a Certified MHFA facilitator who has training and experience in the field of mental health and mental illness.

How does EMDR therapy work?
EMDR Therapy support


Why is Layla Offering This?

Layla is committed to enhancing mental health awareness and skills among workers in healthcare settings, particularly those in frontline roles. This initiative aims to foster an educated and empathetic approach to mental health within healthcare settings. The objective aligns closely with Layla’s mission of empowering people to take control of their mental health.


Additional details

Logistics and Next Steps

  • Training Length: The virtual live training is offered either in a full-day format or broken into multiple 3 sessions of 2 hours each. Our current thinking is to offer the training in the evenings and/or weekends.
  • Expected Dates: The first round of training sessions are planned for fall of 2023.
  • Next Steps: Expressing your interest is non-committal at this stage. If you fill out the form, we'll provide you with further details and timelines. Your participation in this form allows us to better understand your needs around content as well as logistics
  • Eligibility: Patient-facing professionals working in both clinical and non-clinical roles in healthcare care settings in Ontario are welcome to express their interest in this training initiative.
How does EMDR therapy work?

Complete our sign up form to indicate your interest in the initiative
We will contact you with additional details once the dates for the initiative are finalized

*Please note that the launch of this initiative is contingent on interest levels. At this time, we plan and hope to offer the initiative, but it is not guaranteed. For more information, you can reach out to us at