Mental Health First Aid Trainings

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a certification course that teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be experiencing mental health symptoms or a crisis.

We provide Adult and Youth MHFA trainings to the general public, including mayors, public health officers, community leaders, and others. We also provide perinatal MHFA trainings to community health workers, doulas, nurses, and others who support pregnant people.

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See how our MHFA trainings have impacted our partners across the state.

Mayors Wellness Campaign (MWC)

Perinatal MHFA

Mayors Wellness Campaign Mental Health Toolkit

The MWC created this Mental Health Toolkit after hearing that mental health was a top concern of local leaders.

This toolkit will help communities engage residents on this important topic as well as support those in need of mental health services and support. In the toolkit you will find:

  • Basic education on mental health and an overview of common mental health issues
  • Strategies and program ideas that communities can implement to address mental health locally
  • Resources for mayors and community leaders to share with residents that need mental health services and support

The MWC Mental Health Toolkit was generously supported by The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.


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MWC Social Isolation Toolkit

This toolkit serves as a guide for communities to create a volunteer-based program to address the issue of social isolation and connect people at the local level. In the toolkit you will find:

  • Step-by-step instructions on how to recruit both older adult program participants and volunteers.
  • Strategies for preparing program participants and training volunteers, increasing the likelihood for a successful experience.
  • Tools for program participants, such as a “Conversation Starter” guide and “Resource List” to prepare them for their interactions and assist with getting older adults connected to other services they may need.
  • Guidance for communities on how best to evaluate the impact of the program.


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