Mental Health First Aid

Continuing Education

Get 8 Continuing Education Hours and a Mental Health First Aid Certificate with this new CE course that teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use disorders.

With nearly 1 in 5 people living with a mental illness, this course provides useful and relevant guidance for all caregivers.

This course is currently available in English and Spanish.

What it Covers:

  • Common mental health signs and symptoms.
  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use.
  • How to safely speak with a person in crisis.
  • How to connect the person with help.
  • Information on trauma, addiction and self-care.
Learn how to:

  • Create a safe space to listen and provide support.
  • Measure for risk of suicide or harm.
  • Encourage appropriate professional help.
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies.

Course Details

This course is completed through an online webinar.

Webinar Dates

  • September 15, 2022.
  • September 16, 2022.
  • September 23, 2022.
  • October 1, 2022.
  • October 7, 2022.
  • October 14, 2022.
  • October 15, 2022.
  • October 17, 2022.
  • November 4, 2022.
  • November 5, 2022.
  • November 12, 2022.
  • November 18, 2022.
  • November 19, 2022.
  • December 1, 2022.
  • December 9, 2022.
  • December 16, 2022.
  • December 17, 2022.
  • December 30, 2022.

Webinar Schedule

  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m (includes 2 15-minute breaks and a lunch break).

How to Enroll

Individual Providers (IPs) can enroll by calling the Member Resource Center at 1-866-371-3200. They are available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Agency Providers (APs) can enroll in CEs by contacting their employer.

Important:  the Member Resource Center can help you enroll in CE courses but, they do not have additional information about the status of My Benefits at this time. If you were in the middle of completing online CE courses in the Caregiver Learning Center, you will get an email with more information about your course status.

Mental Health First Aid Certification

When you finish the Mental Health First Aid course, you will get a certificate.

Taking this course also gives you 3 years of access to the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, which offers consistent advice through eNewsletters and access to free webinar recordings.

Once you are enrolled, you will need to complete these steps to get your certificate:

  1. Follow the instructions in the email you from your instructor after enrolling to create your profile.
  2. After creating your profile, you can complete the self-paced pre-course work.
  3. Complete 2 hours of online pre-course work.
  4. Attend the scheduled webinar.
  5. Go back into your account and complete the post-course work. You are now certified!

In order to receive the 8 credits, caregivers will need to complete 2 hours of online prep work and attend the 7-hour webinar. Caregivers who do not complete the 2 hours of online prep work will not be allow to attend the webinar.

Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation so they can take full advantage of the Training Partnership’s programs and activities. Learn more about our reasonable accommodation policy.

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