Mental Health First Aid Trainings
Stay tuned for future training opportunities coming soon!
Like traditional first aid, Mental Health First Aid does not teach people to treat or diagnose mental health or substance use conditions. Instead, the training teaches people how to offer initial support until appropriate professional help is received or until the crisis resolves. While first aid for physical health crises is a familiar notion in developed countries, conventional first aid training has not generally incorporated mental health problems.
UMass Boston is collaborating with Wayside Youth and Family Services to provide Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training to members of our campus community at no cost.