CHA Mental Health First Aid Trainings

Thanks for your interest in upcoming Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) Mental Health First Aid trainings:

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Adult Mental Health First Aid

Friday, September 10, 2021

All classes are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Zoom

Virtual Mental Health First Aid is a two-part, eight-hour class that involves:

  1. Two-hour, self-paced, online prework on Mental Health First aid topics and brief training on the online Zoom platform, which is used to host the live part of the class.

  2. Six hour, instructor-lead, live training on Zoom.

Registration is required.  To register, please click on a link below for the class that interests you.

Register Here for 8-18 Youth MHFA

Register Here for 9-10 Adult MHFA

Mental Health First Aid is a certification course valued at $170 per person. The Cambridge Health Alliance is able to generously offer it free to members of our community as a result of federal funding from SAMHSA. Our trainings have limited capacity and a large waiting list. If you need to reschedule or cancel we request that you communicate in advance or we may not be able to accommodate your enrollment in a future course.

Registration preference is given for those in the Cambridge Health Alliance’s service areas including Cambridge, Somerville, Everett, Malden, Medford, Revere, Somerville, and Winthrop. Registration is provided on a first come, first served basis.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring adults how to help someone who is developing a mental health or substance use problem or crisis.

Adult Mental Health First Aid helps community members learn about risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, and gives them skills and strategies to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

For registration questions please contact Kerry Mello,

Additional information about CHA’s Mental Health First Aid training program can be found here: