Mental Health First Aid is a two day, 8-hour training course which teaches participants an action plan to assess a situation, select, and implement interventions and secure appropriate care for the individual. The program introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments.
Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well.
This training is free and open to the public but seating is limited.
To sign up contact Maria DeLeon at MDeLeon@UCSVT.org or call 802.442.5491.
This Y/MHFA training is provided free of charge through a grant from Vermont Care Network/Vermont Care Partners through the Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Mental Health Services: Mental Health Awareness Training Grant: Community FIRST (First Signs, Intervention, Referral, Support, Treatment) Vermont. Grant Number: 1H79SM08143901. Community FIRST is a collaboration between Vermont Care Partners, Vermont’s Designated Mental Health Agencies and Specialized Service Agencies (DA/SSA), Vermont Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (VT LEND), and community partners.