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.

What is the training format?
The course will be offered in two parts. The first part is offered online in a self-study format, takes about 2 hours, and needs to be completed before the live session. The second part will be offered live and virtually via a Zoom connection. This session will be held from 9am-3pm. You will receive the link for the self-paced session and Zoom info for the live session after you have registered. You need to register by the dates listed below to be able to attend the schedule live Zoom training date.

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. This training is being taught by instructors from the Delaware Mental Health Association.

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

There are four dates for the Zoom session. Seating is limited. Please choose only one:

Mental Health First Aid Zoom Sessions with Registration Links

Friday, June 11, 2021     9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Register by May 15

Friday, July 30, 2021     9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Register by June 30

Friday, September 24, 2021     9 a.m.–3 p.m. Register by August 24

Friday, October 5, 2021     9 a.m.–3 p.m. Register by September 5

This training is underwritten by the Sustainable Coastal Communities Project, Delaware Farm Bureau and University of Delaware Cooperative Extension

These organizations are equal opportunity providers.