Youth Mental Health First Aid

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Upcoming Training Dates

Youth Mental Health First Aid

  • Aug 24 Virtual Class
    9am – 2pm
  • Sept 28 Virtual Class
    9am – 3:30pm
  • Oct 21 Virtual Class
    9am – 3:30pm
  • Nov 18 Virtual Class
    9am – 3:30pm
  • Dec 21 Virtual Class
    9am – 3:30pm

Adult Mental Health First Aid

Click here to register for an adult Mental Health First Aid course.

Youth Mental Health First Aid
Identify. Understand. Respond.

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour training designed to teach adults how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

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Earn a certification

The completion of the 8-hour course earns participants Youth Mental Health First Aider Certification through the National Council for Behavioral Health, which is valid for three years. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. Certification is ideal for parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens. Anyone is able and encouraged to take this course.

Course Format & Requirements
Courses are offered in person and virtually. Please review carefully for your selection.

Once you register for a Youth Mental Health First Aid course, you will receive self-guided mandatory coursework within a few weeks of your training date that you will need to complete prior to your facilitator-led class.

One or two certified instructors lead each course and follow a national evidence-based curriculum. Classes will consist of 30 people or less. All participants must be age 18 and older.

Mental Health First Aid Participant Requirements for Virtual Courses:

  • Must have access to Zoom and a camera/microphone
  • Must commit to three hours of self-guided mandatory coursework prior to the class
  • Must commit to a five and a half hour, facilitator-led, group training course taking place by Zoom on the date you select

Mental Health First Aid Participant Requirements for In-Person Courses :

  • Must have access to laptop/computer or portable mobile device
  • Must commit to eight hours of in-person, instructor-led group training
  • Must bring to class a portable mobile device to allow for completion of quiz/evaluation

If you would like to coordinate a private training for your organization or group of 10-30 participants, please email [email protected].

Register Now

By signing up for the virtual course below, you are committing to a five and a half hour, facilitator-led, group training course taking place by Zoom on the date you select, and you are confirming that you will complete the three hours of self-guided mandatory coursework (which will be sent to you by email within one week of your scheduled class date) on your own time before your group training. For the in-person course, you are committing to an eight hour, facilitator-led group training at our Clearwater location (1437 S Belcher Road, Clearwater, FL).  If you are unable to make these commitments, we ask that you leave this spot open for someone who can, and check back at a later time to register for a date that will work better for your schedule.

Please note that classes are subject to cancelation if the minimum number of participants isn’t met, per MHFA national standards. In the event of a cancellation for this reason, you will notified three days prior to your scheduled course date and offered alternate dates to select from for rescheduling.

If you would like to coordinate a private training for your organization or group of 10-30 participants, please email [email protected].

Details Price Qty
August 24 Virtual Course Registration $75.00 (USD)  
August 24 Virtual Course Registration | Pinellas County Resident and/or serving Pinellas County $0.00 (USD)  
Sept 28 Course Registration $75.00 (USD)  
Sept 28 Course Registration | Pinellas County Resident and/or serving Pinellas County $0.00 (USD)  
Oct 21 Course Registration $75.00 (USD)  
Oct 21 Course Registration | Pinellas County Resident and/or serving Pinellas County $0.00 (USD)  
Nov 18 Course Registration $75.00 (USD)  
Nov 18 Course Registration | Pinellas County Resident and/or serving Pinellas County $0.00 (USD)  
Dec 21 Course Registration $75.00 (USD)  
Dec 21 Course Registration | Pinellas County Resident and/or serving Pinellas County $0.00 (USD)  

Refunds, Rescheduling, and No Shows

There will be no refunds offered after you register for this course. If you can’t make it to the class that you registered for, please let us know at least 8 days prior to the class by emailing [email protected]. You will be able to reschedule your training within one year of your registration date.