Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health awareness is such an important part of a holistic and collaborative support system for adults and youth. UConn Extension offers Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid Practitioner Classes.

Funding for this project is through the 2024 CAHNR Strategic Vision Implementation Committees.

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Mental Health First Aid Course

Language: English

Live Webinars 

  • May 20, 2024 | 9:45pm EDT
  • May 21, 2024 | 8:45pm EDT

Mental Health First Aid: $35.00


When: May 20, 2024 (9:45 AM - 1:00 PM)
May 21, 2024 (8:45 AM - 12:00 PM)

Registration deadline: May 10, 2024
11:59 p.m.

Increase your comfort level in offering initial support to an adult experiencing a mental health challenge or substance misuse problem and connect them with appropriate resources. As certified instructors, Penn State Extension educators teach the National Council for Mental Wellbeing’s Mental Health First Aid course. This course consists of two hours of self-paced online learning and a six-hour virtual class. The course includes activities and opportunities to practice support strategies. A certificate will be available online after completion of the course.

Approximately one to two weeks before the instructor-led session(s), registrants will receive an email with instructions on how to complete the self-paced online portion.

Who is this for?

  • Caring individuals
  • Community members
  • Employers
  • Police Officers
  • Professional Staff
  • Professors and Educators
  • RAs and TAs
  • Social workers
  • Students
  • Volunteers

What will you learn?

  • The appropriate methods of self-care for the Mental Health First Aider
    • Recovery from a mental health challenge is possible





    Dates and times of classes offered. This will need to be updated regularly

    Monday, May 20, 2024

    Tuesday, May 21, 2024

    8:00am     Self-Complete Pre-work Assignment- Deadline: May 9