Outreach – Mental Health First Aid

Outreach – Mental Health First Aid - Service

Principal Investigator: Christiansen Taube, Rachel
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Service Description

The MIMH Mental Health First Aid Training and Promotion program seeks to enhance awareness, understanding and access to evidence-based best practices of MHFA. Additionally, through MHFA Training, the MIMH seeks to develop: a pool of highly skilled MHFA instructors across the state at a quality of national status level; a monitoring and mentoring process in line with national standards processes; and a MHFA instructor evaluation process. MHFA will provide module training and technical assistance to instructors via coaching webinars and summits. MHFA also seeks to establish an application and scholarship management system for the trainings.

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