Mental Health Commission of Canada expects registration site to be up and running soon

Public response to the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s (MHCC) free crisis response training courses for essential COVID-19 workers has overwhelmed the registration website created for the new program. The MHCC is working to address the server capacity issue and expects online registration to be operational again shortly.

“The level of interest in these crisis training programs speaks to the very real needs that exist in our communities,” said Mike Pietrus, director of the MHCC’s Opening Minds anti-stigma initiative. “I ask everyone that has tried to register but was unable to, to please try again. We are working diligently with our information technology (IT) advisors to fix the problem as quickly as possible.”

Pietrus indicated that at one point, the registration site was receiving 4000-page views every hour.

The programs were designed to provide training for approximately 500 people per week on a first come first served basis. Because of the level of interest, Pietrus said that the MHCC would be examining ways to scale up the offering in the next few weeks.

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