Mental Health First Aid 2023-2024
The University Health Center and Division of Student Affairs is excited to offer in-person and virtual opportunities for University of Maryland students, staff, and faculty to receive certification in Mental Health First Aid! 

Dates currently available through this registration form are listed below. We will continue to add training dates to the calendar as needed. If you have questions about the schedule, please email Olivia Mays at omays@umd.edu. 

Please note that each training session can accommodate up to 30 people. Sessions with less than 10 people will be rescheduled. You must register AT LEAST one week prior to the date of training as registration will close at that point. You will need a few days to get access to the MHFA Connect portal and some time to take the self-paced portion of the training BEFORE your live session.

Sessions for Faculty/Staff/Graduate Students ONLY: 
  • Friday, February 23, 2024, 9am-4pm, online
  • Friday, March 29, 2024, 9am-4pm, on campus
  • Friday, April 26, 2024, 9am-4pm, online - 4 SPOTS REMAINING 
  • Monday, May 13, 2024, 9am-4pm, on campus
Sessions for Graduate Students ONLY: TBD
  • Friday, February 16, 2024, 9am-4pm, on campus - Registration Closed

Undergraduate Students ONLY (FREE thanks to a partnership with SGA)
  • Sunday, February 11, 2024, 10am-5pm, on campus - Registration Closed
  • Saturday, March 9, 2024, 10am-5pm, on campus - Registration Closed
  • Friday, April 5, 2024, 10am-5pm, online - Registration Closed
  • Sunday, April 14, 2024, 10am-5pm, on campus - Registration Full
  • Saturday, April 27, 2024, 10am-5pm, online - 14 SPOTS REMAINING
  • Saturday, May 4, 2024, 10am-5pm, online - 5 SPOTS REMAINING

If all of the trainings are full and/or you are not available on the dates that are listed above, feel free to complete the interest form and we will reach out to you with updates.
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Mental Health First Aid is a national certification course that is designed to teach the layperson the skills to recognize the signs of a mental health crisis, identify community resources, and link individuals in need of treatment and support to the proper resources.

The course will consist of a 1.5-hour self-paced introduction course online, followed by a 7.5-hour live skills session with Mental Health First Aid instructors (length of live skills session accounts for several short breaks and one extended lunch break). ­You will learn a 5­-step action plan and practice applying it throughout the skills section of the course.

We are offering this course for $28.95 per person, which covers the cost of your seat in the Learning Management System and the materials you can refer back to after the course. This course is valued at $170 per person, so this is a great deal!

If a department is funding your attendance, you can provide a KFS number for fund transfer or pay with credit card. 

If we receive more people then we can train this time, we will keep you on a waiting list. Please remember, if you register to participate, you are committing to complete the self-paced modules AND attend the FULL 7 hours of live skills practice. Participants will receive a certificate marking their certification in Mental Health First Aid. This certification is active for 3 years and can be a great addition to your resume.

Feel free to email Olivia Mays (omays@umd.edu) with any of your questions or concerns.

For more general information about Mental Health First Aid, visit https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/

For more information about recertification after initial completion of the training, visit  https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/recertification/.

Please note we are asking some questions (i.e. academic college) with the sole purpose of advocating for funding and/or ensuring we are reaching diverse audiences.
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