Healthy Living Programs
Mental Health Training

Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid is a certification from the National Council for Mental Health. Similar to how CPR training teaches individuals how to respond to medical emergencies, Mental Health First Aid teaches how to provide support to people experiencing mental health challenges. It is an 8-hour training that requires 2 hours of pre-work and 6 hours of in-person instruction.

At this training, you'll learn how to assess risk factors, provide initial support and connect individuals to professional resources, when needed. The program emphasizes the importance of non-judgmental listening, empathy and validation as key components to providing effective mental health support. Participants are also taught how to identify and challenge common myths and misconceptions about mental health and how to communicate effectively with individuals who may be experiencing mental health and substance use challenges.

The training is organized around a five-step action plan, known as ALGEE, which stands for:

  1. Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  2. Listen nonjudgmentally
  3. Give reassurance and information
  4. Encourage appropriate professional help
  5. Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Upcoming Trainings

  • Tuesday, May 23, 2023 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
  • Friday, June 9, 2023 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Beach Cities Health District
514 N. Prospect Ave.
Beach Cities Room, Lower Level
Redondo Beach, CA 90277


QPR Suicide Prevention Training

QPR Suicide Prevention Training helps individuals recognize warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to Question, Persuade and Refer someone to help. The training is aimed at equipping people with the knowledge and skills necessary to intervene and support someone who may be struggling with suicidal thoughts or behaviors.

Learn skills to engage someone in crisis to discuss their distress, provide hope and refer them to someone who can formally assess and intervene.

This is a 2-hour in-person or virtual training.

Trainings will be held quarterly. Check back for updated training dates or fill out the interest form for us to contact you about our next training.