CMHA Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor Training


Provider: Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario

Duration: 4 Half Days (9:00 am – 12:00 pm each day)

Cost: $1250.00 (includes course materials for four half days)

Toronto Dates: October 18th – October 21st, 2021

Please click here to register for the Advisory Training. You will be contacted upon completion of the form.

Course Description

CMHA’s Certified Psychological Health and Safety (PH&S) Advisor Training program will help individuals who are working to improve psychological health and safety in workplaces. This course is based on the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (“the Standard”).

This ground-breaking certification course helps break down barriers and seizes opportunities for those who are supporting the implementation of the Standard. 

Employers recognize this certification as preparing you with the practical expertise required to help improve psychological health and safety and implement the Standard in the workplace. 

This training will be offered 100% virtually. Future in-person training dates are TBD.

Learning Objectives

After your training you will be able to:

  • State and demonstrate your ability to adhere to the overarching principles of a CMHA Certified PH&S Advisor
  • Align PH&S with organizational goals and objectives
  • Prepare employers to proceed with a psychological health and safety assessment
  • Apply tools to assess and analyze psychological health and safety
  • Develop implementation plans based on evaluation results
  • Assess and evaluate implementation plans

Please click here to register for the Advisory Training. You will be contacted upon completion of the form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should take this certification training?
This certification training is geared towards a variety of individuals who may be tasked with addressing psychological health and organizational champions for mental health in the workplace are also encouraged to register. Our participants come from many departments including: Human Resources, Executive Leadership, Business Development, Project Management, IT, etc.

Are there any pre-requisites for this training?
There are no pre-requisites for this training. However, it is helpful for participants to have good working knowledge of the Standard prior to registering. If this is your first time working with the Standard, information will be provided to you before starting the training.

Is there pre-work for the training?
Yes, there will be 2-4 hours of pre-work before the training. Participants will receive a list of required and recommended reading a few weeks prior to the training dates. They will be required to complete a knowledge test based on this reading in order to participate.

How is the training structured over the four days?
Using a case study approach, each participant will work in a small group to complete various hands-on informal presentations. NOTE: For our virtual training, participants will complete four half-day sessions from 9am-12pm EST (see dates/time in registration).

Is there a final exam at the end of the training?
No, there is not a final exam at the end of the training. Participants will be scored on their proven ability to achieve specific objectives for each module.

Do I have to attend the full two day course?
Yes. In order to receive certification, and to fully benefit from the training, all participants must complete the four half-day consecutive training program. If unforeseen circumstances arise (e.g., family emergency), reach out to your facilitator when possible, to discuss completing the rest of your training at a future date.

How will the Advisors stay connected to the Collaborative after the training?
Advisors will be part of an exclusive CMHA Certified PH&S Advisor community of practice. Through the collaborative, Advisors will receive new information about CMHA workplace initiatives including events, tools, and resources.

Can attendees outside of Ontario attend this training? 
Due to restrictions this training is only available for attendees/participants residing within Ontario.

If I cancel, will I get a full refund? 
We will process the full refund minus the Eventbrite transaction fee. The fee withheld by Eventbrite is $56.84.

Please click here to register for the Advisory Training. You will be contacted upon completion of the form.

Contact Nancy Hood, Interim Program Manager of Mental Health Works at
for more program details.

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