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YMHFA Registration

Become a Youth Mental Health First Aider!

The Department is pleased to offer Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training sessions this year. 

The YMHFA training helps teachers and other school staff to recognize, support, and refer to professional mental health services, if needed, students who may be experiencing mental health or substance use challenges and/or may be in crisis. This training is particularly important to offer at this time as we return to school after a significant period of school building closures due to COVID-19. Regardless of the model in which we return (fully in person, hybrid, or fully remote), it is likely that teachers and other school staff will engage with increased numbers of students who report and demonstrate changes in mood as well as more intense feelings of anxiety and stress.

Though school mental health professionals may find this training to be helpful, it is designed to train any adults who work or interact with young people.  

Please refer to this YMHFA one-pager for an overview of the training.  Please note that there is required pre-work (2-hours) to be completed before the virtual session takes place. This work must be completed at least one day prior to the virtual session. 

Register below for one of the scheduled sessions.  The Department is supporting the cost of this training. Please only register if you are sure you are able to complete the pre-work and attend the session, and let us know as soon as possible if you have to cancel.  Space is limited to 20 participants per session and we are experiencing significant demand for these trainings.
 

1. Contact Information
2. Please select the date on which you want to attend. 

Notes:
  • If the session you select is full, you will receive a message to that effect when you click "next".  Please click the "back" button to return to this page and select another option.
  • As additional session dates and times are confirmed, we will add them here.  If no dates are listed here, please continue on to the remaining questions to be added to our list and receive updates.
Reminder: Because their are 2-hours of pre-work and a process for setting up participants with the national MHFA learning management system, the deadline for registration is one-week prior to the session date.
3. As we consider additional training dates and times, please let us know your level of interest in attending sessions during each of the following timeframes.
Space Cell Yes, I would likely attendNo, I definitely wouldn't attend
Weekdays (between 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Weekday "evening" (3:30-8:00 PM)
Saturday morning (8:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
Please note that you will not receive an email confirmation immediately upon submission of this form.  We will be in touch soon with next steps and additional details.

In the meantime, if you have questions, please contact us at achievement@mass.gov.