Join VBSR, United Way of Northwest Vermont, and a special guest from the Burlington Police Department for this two-part Mental Health First Aid certification course.
Mental health challenges have increased significantly in the past few years and systems of support have been pushed to a breaking point. Now, more than ever, we need to come together to address the gaps in our mental health network for ourselves and our colleagues.
Registration fee of $30 for both sessions covers the cost of your certification.
Mental Health First Aid: Session 1
When: Friday, September 29, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost: VBSR Members - $30; Nonmembers - $30 (covers both sessions/certification)
Mental Health First Aid: Session 2
When: Friday, October 6, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: In-person in Burlington, VT (location to be shared with participants)
Cost: VBSR Members - $30; Nonmembers - $30 (covers both sessions/certifications)
Mental Health First Aid is an early intervention public education program that can help individuals across the community understand mental illnesses, support timely intervention and has helped to save lives since its creation in 2000.
Through role-playing and simulations, you will learn how to assess the signs and symptoms of a mental health challenge; select interventions; provide initial help; and connect people to professional, peer and social supports as well as self-help resources.
Thank you to United Way of Northwest Vermont for sponsoring this training and making it possible for this training to be accessible! Learn more about United Way of Northwest Vermont’s Mental Health Initiative here.