Mental Health First Aid Training

What is this training about? The Mental Health First Aid training is an 8 hour evidence based program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common ways to help and find support. Using interactive educational methods, you’ll learn how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and how to connect with the appropriate level of care. You will also receive a list of community healthcare providers and national resources, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addictions treatment and support.

Why attend? In Delaware our agriculture community is facing many stressors. Those who are in the position to consult and aid them need to know the signs, symptoms and strategies to best serve them. Farm family members also need to know how best to help their loved ones.

A certificate of completion is provided to attendees who attend all 8 hours of the training.

 Two Types of Mental Health First Aid Training Offered:

Adults working with Adults – this training focuses on signs, symptoms and support strategies for adults experiencing mental health disorders. This training is being taught by instructors from the Delaware Mental Health Association.

March 19     9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. this training has been postponed
Carvel Research & Education Center

April 23     9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Milford Library

May 28     9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Paradee Center

June 18     9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Farm Services Agency

Adults working with YouthThis training focuses on signs, symptoms and support strategies for youth experiencing mental health disorders. The training is taught by Certified Mental Health First Aid instructor from the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Delaware (NAMI Delaware).

May 11 and 18       8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Paradee Center

June 9 and 11         10:00 am – 2:30 p.m.
Carvel Research & Education Center

Cost for the Training: is $10/person*. This covers course materials and depending on the date of training a light lunch and/or refreshments. In addition, this training is underwritten by the Sustainable Coastal Communities Project, Delaware Farm Bureau and University of Delaware Cooperative Extension

For more information and to register go to:

*Scholarships and support for special needs can be provided. For more info, contact Maria Pippidis, Extension Educator, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, or 302-831-1239.

These organizations are an equal opportunity providers.

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