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Strategies for Mental Health

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Mental Health First Aid Courses - On hold during Pandemic

What is Mental Health First Aid?  Mental Health First Aid is similar to the impactful and widely-adopted Physical First Aid Courses available worldwide. It is a 12 hour course that focuses on: identification and treatment of mental illness, how to help someone experiencing a mental health problem, resources and next steps. 


You will feel more confident about evaluating your own mental health and the mental health of your colleagues, friends and family. 


Best suited for - Anyone can benefit from Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). It is open to members of the general public. Families affected by mental health problems, teachers, health service providers, emergency workers, frontline workers who deal with the public, volunteers, human resources professionals, employers and community groups are just a few of the groups who have benefited from MHFA.

Free courses being offered to the Veterans community!  Click here

Want to know more about other MHFA courses being offered, or schedule for your workplace?  Click here!

Mental Health Consulting for Workplaces - Virtual

We provide strategies for improving the mental health of your organization – using the Canadian Standard for Psychological Health and Safety developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).


There is an estimated $51-billion impact that mental health problems have on workplaces. As well, 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. There are tools available to alleviate that burden.  We are here to guide you.
Broadmind helps change the conversation about mental health through easy to understand and straightforward mental health techniques and services.  We help create:

  • An assessment of your organization,

  • Understandable goals and plans,

  • Measurable gains, and

  • Implementation assistance.

Contact us for more information, it's easy.  Click here.

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who is broadmind?

Sherry Lachine is the owner of Broadmind, a social enterprise that focuses on community mental health. She started her career as an engineer in the Canadian military then moved on as a systems engineer in the private sector.  Engineering wasn’t for her as she came to realize. She decided on a new goal; supported by her husband and tolerated (but loved) by her children, she went back to school to learn what was missing and interesting to her, psychology. She recognized that it was the aspects of helping people and working with them that she gravitated towards at every step of her professional and personal life. She recognized her need for tools to understand and enjoy her life better. With quizzical, albeit mainly supportive looks from family and friends she forged on to learn, volunteer and humble herself. Now, with new knowledge and experience including a Masters in Science in Applied Psychology, hours of volunteer involvement, effort in the not-for-profit sector and a deep love of helping individuals and groups, she works to address strategies to improve mental health.

Broadmind brings like-minded mental health professionals together to collaborate and assist organizations in achieving mental health goals. Helping others understand more about mental health we can foster respect, tolerance and empathy that will become important peer, social, workplace and community builders.


Testimonials in support of Broadmind’s Lead instructor, Sherry Lachine.

All testimonials gathered during the 2017 to 2019 time frame.

Glynne Hines, Past President Legion OSI

A highly knowledgeable and motivated expert in mental health, Sherry Lachine is an inspirational instructor, advisor, and mentor for people wanting to know more about mental health and workplace wellness. She blends her broad life-experience and formal education together to offer well-thought out, stock and customized training to volunteers, employees, and managers interested in improving their knowledge of mental health and applying it in their workplace and personal lives. You can start using the skills and knowledge that you get from Sherry immediately.
I highly recommend Sherry as an instructor, advisor, and mentor to businesses, organizations, and individuals that want to take their knowledge of mental health and workplace wellness to the next level.

N.D., Canadian Armed Forces Reservist

“I just wanted to take a few minutes and thank you for the great experience I had this past weekend taking your Mental Health First Aid Course. You are so passionate and knowledgeable with the material and I could tell you really enjoy teaching it and getting others be more aware of Mental Health. Your enthusiasm has really motivated me to become more involved and I truly appreciate that, it’s rare to encounter someone who is doing what they love and doing it so well.”

What other people are saying from across the country:

“Sherry was engaging, extremely knowledgeable and professional.”  MHFA Edmonton

“Sherry was engaging, extremely knowledgeable and professional.”  MHFA Edmonton

“I so appreciated Sherry’s energy, how relatable she was to students and sharing stories.  She was amazing!” MHFA Calgary

“My overall response to this course is that Mrs. Lachine did a fabulous job of presenting rather serious issues in a clear, entertaining, memorable and totally captivating way!” MHFA Kingston

“Sherry did a fantastic job with the material, a real strength to this course.” MHFA Victoria

“Presentation was perfect for this group of people, humour, movement and understanding.” MHFA Brampton

Thank you for considering Broadmind for you Mental Health First Aid needs.

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