Get Free Mental Health First Aid Training from Wayside Multi Service Center

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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 if you do not have access to email, call 617-926-3600 x306 or go to

Questions?: 617-926-3600 x306 Natasha Pierre or 617-926-3600 x311 Stephanie Sunderland-Ramsey

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