Mental Health First Aid – Train the Trainer

October 19, 2018

The New Jersey Nursing Initiative is excited to announce that we will be piloting a very relevant training opportunity for your nursing school faculty: Mental Health First Aid. NJNI has seen a tremendous response and we truly believe this training is essential for nurses moving into the new health care arena. We are offering this training opportunity to institutions during our pilot phase that have demonstrated a commitment as a NJNI grantee to redesigning nursing curriculum to incorporate concepts of population health.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA):

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course which introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and reviews appropriate supports. The training helps you identify signs, understand, and respond to symptoms of addictions and mental illnesses. Please see attached more information on the adult MHFA program.

  • Take the course: NJNI will sponsor 2 faculty per grantee school to get certified in the 8-hour Adult MHFA course—certification lasts 3 years.
  • Become a trainer: NJNI will sponsor 2 faculty per grantee school to become a certified trainer in MHFA.

Commitment as a MHFA trainer consists of:

  • Attending in full a 3 day training course in central New Jersey;
  • Hosting a minimum of 3 MHFA workshops per year to keep your certification valid;
  • Agreeing to help NJHA/NJNI run a workshop, if a trainer is needed.