Trainings and Opportunities

1. Mental Health Trainings and Programs

All trainings are available for students at no-cost but space is limited. 

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Get certified to be a bystander at the next Mental Health First Aid Training at UC Davis! MHFA is provided in two days, 4-hour blocks with breaks and snacks. This dynamic course reviews basic information about mental health concerns and offer ways to support others while helping to reduce stigma surrounding mental illness.  You will be given a certificate for the successful completion of this training course, which will last 2 years! 

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is a 2-hour interactive suicide prevention training and is intended to offer hope through positive action. QPR gives students the opportunity to learn resourceful and effective ways to engage with other students on the topic of suicide.

Visit this page to request a QPR training on-campus.

Mental Well-Being Jeopardy

Interested in learning about ways to promote your mental well-being? This interactive program covers several focus areas under the mental well-being umbrella including stress reduction, sleep health, happiness, social relationships, and much more! This program requires a minimum of 10 participants.

Visit this page to request a Mental Well-Being Jeopardy program on-campus.

2. Volunteer Opportunities

Become a Crisis Text Line Volunteer

"Volunteering with the Crisis Text Line was one of the best decisions I've made... You really feel like you're part of a larger community and are able to make an impact by helping others." 

Interested in volunteering? Contact Emilia Aguirre at eaaguirre@ucdavis.edu to get more information on what it entails and learn more about how it works. 

Volunteer with NAMI-Yolo

NAMI Yolo offers many volunteers opportunities to those who are diagnosed with a mental illness. To find out more, please email friends@namiyolo.org 

Volunteer with Suicide Prevention Yolo County 

Become a local Crisis Line Volunteer

Play a role in saving the lives of Yolo County residents.  Join the dedicated volunteers who answer our phones – the first point of human contact in the steps toward mental health.  Volunteers undergo a 40+-hour training program in which they develop the skills needed to manage issues of depression, suicide, family relationship conflicts and mental illness.

Interested in volunteering? Visit this link to check out all the requirements and training dates.