Mental Health First Aid Training
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an evidence based, public education program managed and operated by the National Council for Behavioral Health. Our Community Health Workers and Health Education Specialists are trained and certified as instructors of the following MHFA programs:
Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training that teaches people how to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of a mental health or substance use challenge in adults ages 18 and over. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it builds mental health literacy, providing an action plan that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental health or substance use challenge.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training that teaches parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors and health and human services workers and any other citizen how to identify, understand and respond to an adolescent (ages 12-18) who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge.
We offer each 8-hour course to staff at community- and faith-based organizations and to the general public. Courses are available in Spanish and English, and are offered in-person and via Zoom.
Please contact 310-514-5483 if you are interested in attending a free, 8-hour MHFA training or bringing a training to staff at your worksite.