Mental Health First Aid Trainings at Cambridge Health Alliance


We are announcing new training opportunities for May and early June.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Tuesday, May 4, 9 am – 3 pm

Monday, May 17, 9 am – 3pm

Wednesday, June 2nd, 9am to 3 pm

Adult Mental Health First Aid

Saturday, May 15th, 9am – 3pm


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.

Please note that you will need to complete the two-hour pre-work BEFORE the live portion of the class. 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.  

Advanced Registration is required.  To register, please click on the link below.

Register Here for May 4

Register Here for May 17

Register Here for June 2nd

Register Here for May 15th 

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. 

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.

For all registration questions and inquiries please contact Kerry Mello: 

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