Mental Health First Aid

Get Trained in Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.


Virtual Trainings

CAPS provides Mental Health First Aid training for Higher Education at no cost to you or your department*.  Individuals who wish to participate must commit to two hours of self-paced coursework followed by six and a half hours of instructor-led training. The initial self-paced course is provided through an online learning management system while the six and a half hours of training will occur synchronously through zoom and will be split over two days.  In order to provide adequate support for the students and maintain the efficacy of the course, a course led by one Instructor will be limited to 10 participants and a course lead by two co-Instructors will be limited to 20 participants.

*Mental Health First Aid is valued at $170 per participant.

Training Dates

  • 12/9 1-4:30 pm and 12/10 8:30 am -12 pm




Register for Mental Health First Aid Training

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