Wayside Youth and Family Support Network will present a free youth mental health first aid training for Watertown residents.
Wayside sent out the following announcement:
Sometimes, first aid isn’t a bandage or CPR. Sometimes, first aid is YOU!
A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis… You can help them.
You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, student, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self help care.
Anyone can take the 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course, but it is ideally designed for adults who work with young people, ages 12-18 — teachers, coaches, leaders of faith communities, social workers, and other caring citizens.
Sometimes, the best first aid is you!
- Take the course
- Save a life
- Strengthen your community.
This FREE training includes:
- 8 hour training course book
- Snacks & Beverages
This training is brought to you by The Wayside Multi- Service Center through The Project AWARE-C grant from SAMSHA
Youth Mental Health First Aid 8 Hour Course will be held Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Location: TBD (Will be held in Watertown, Waltham, Brookline or Belmont)
To register, please email the information below to email@example.com if you do not have access to email, call 617-926-3600 x306 or go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-1-day-youth-mental-health-first-aid-training-registration-21312886417
Questions?: 617-926-3600 x306 Natasha Pierre or 617-926-3600 x311 Stephanie Sunderland-Ramsey