Youth Mental Health First Aid
Take a course. Change a life.

Join the movement in Santa Barbara County to strengthen our community. Because we can all be more aware and more informed. #BeTheDifferenceSB

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a comprehensive training specifically designed to equip educators, family members, and caregivers (18 years or older) with the skills and knowledge to identify, understand, and respond to the signs or risk factors of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis.

REGISTER: Youth Mental Health First Aid is offered monthly throughout Santa Barbara County. SIGN UP early because courses will fill up. Let us know if you would like to coordinate a private class for 20 people to train in your organization, church, or group. The course is available in English. The virtual course will be offered in Spanish in 2021. Questions? Email


1. DATE: Dec 10, 2020   TIME: 9am-2:00pm

2. DATE: Jan 12, 2021   TIME: 9am-2:00pm

3. DATE: Jan 19, 2021  TIME: 12pm-5pm

4. DATE: Jan 23, 2021  TIME: 9am-2:00pm

5. DATE: Jan 26, 2021  TIME:9am-2:00pm

6. DATE: Jan 30, 2021  TIME:9am-2:00pm

More classes coming in 2021!


  • REGISTRATION:  If you are interested in taking a YMMHFA training, please FILL OUT THIS FORM >>
  • CONTACT: You can follow up with us by email,
  • LOCATION: Virtual class on Zoom
  • LANGUAGE: English speaking
  • COST: $0 [value $70]

We are excited to provide this certification course for free. We ask that you please commit to being there when you sign up or that you give 48 hours notice if you need to cancel so we can give the space to someone else.

Provided by... Family Service Agency, Mental Wellness Center, YouthWell Coalition, SAMHSA

Thank you!

Through a SAMHSA grant, Family Service Agency (FSA), Mental Wellness Center (MWC), and the YouthWell Coalition are able to provide more community education around mental health as a way to support youth in our community.