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Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course (typically taught in two 4-hour blocks, one week apart) that focuses on helping someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify the signs and symptoms of common mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, addiction, psychosis, and trauma. This class does not train you to be a therapist, but you will learn how to have supportive conversations and refer individuals of concern to appropriate resources.

Upcoming Trainings

Mental Health First Aid is typically offered once per term. Participants must attend both classes to receive the MHFA certificate and manual. Classes are limited to 20 participants.


Participants must attend both sessions of the course to receive a certificate.


If you have questions or would like additional information about the program, please email Jennifer Howes.