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Mental Health Essentials
for Mentors

knowledge and tools for mentors,
volunteers, and staff
  • 2-hour training for organizations who work with youth and young adults (Mentors, Youth Staff, Camp Counselors, Volunteers, etc.).
  • Mentors will learn: how to identify when youth need referrals for mental health, who to refer to, how to talk about mental health, how to support the mental health of the youth involved in the organization, and how to take care of their own mental health
  • Available as
    • A live training by MHC trainers
    • A train-the-trainer model whereby staff are given all resources needed to implement the training in perpetuity (4 hours)
  • Critical need for healthy youth development
  • Delivered by experienced clinicians and educators, offered virtually or in-person
  • Evidence-based

Our programs are backed by Mental Health America, The JED Foundation, National Academy of Health and Physical Literacy, and Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance

Mental Health Collaborative’s session for our volunteers was full of information and strategies in order to have productive conversations about mental health with young people. The facilitators were knowledgeable about the field and helped build our volunteers skills and comfort level in having these life-saving conversations with youth.

 – Boston CASA Employee

Our Mental Health Literacy programs are evidenced-based and have impacted thousands of people in 20+ countries over the past 16+ years.

To our knowledge, MHC is the only organization that provides comprehensive programs on all 4 components of Mental Health Literacy in the U.S. They are adapted from, the worldwide leading expert in MHL. All of our programs are inclusive, delivered by experienced clinicians and educators, and offered virtually or in-person.

What is Mental Health Literacy?

Explore the 4 components of Mental Health Literacy

Understand how to obtain and maintain good mental health
Understand and identify mental illnesses and their treatments
Decrease stigma
Enhance help-seeking efficacy

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