Free Mental Health First Aid Classes

Adult Mental Health First Aid-Fall 22'
For Ages 18+
Cost: Free!
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Adult MHFA Session I
Tue, Oct 18 & Thu, Oct 20
5:00pm – 9:00pm
Milano Center
Partners: Healthy Aging PT
Reg Deadline: Oct 12

Adult MHFA Session II
Mon, Nov 7 & Wed, Nov 9
5:00pm – 9:00pm
Milano Center
Partners: Melrose Health & Human Services
Reg Deadline: Nov 1

*Attendance on both days for the entire session is required for certification*
*Light refreshments provided*
*Materials provided*

 LEARN HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND NEIGHBORS

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults. You’ll build skills and confidence you need to reach out and provide initial support to those who are struggling. You’ll also learn how to help connect them to appropriate support.

AFTER THE COURSE, YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

Recognize common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges.
Recognize common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.
Understand how to interact with a person in crisis.
Know how to connect a person with help.
Use self-care tools and techniques.

Youth Mental Health First Aid-Fall 22'
For Ages 18+
Cost: Free!

Youth MHFA Session I
Sat, Oct 15 & Sun, Oct 16
8:30am – 12:30pm
Milano Center
Partners: Boys & Girls Club of Wakefield, Stoneham
Reg Deadline: Oct 10

Youth MHFA Session II
Mon, Oct 17 & Mon, Oct 24
8:30am – 12:30pm
Memorial Hall
Partners: Northshore Consortium
Reg Deadline: Oct 12

*Attendance on both days for the entire session is required for certification*
*Light refreshments provided*
*Materials provided*

LEARN HOW TO SUPPORT THE YOUNG PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adolescents ages 12-18. You’ll build skills and confidence you need to reach out and provide initial support to young people who are struggling. You’ll also learn how to help connect them to appropriate support.

AFTER THE COURSE, YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

Recognize common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD).
Recognize common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.
Understand how to interact with a young person in crisis.
Know how to connect a young person with help.
Better understand trauma, substance use, self-care and the impact of social media and bullying.