Mental Health First Aid Training at Summer NAMM - July 14, 2021


Behind the Scenes Charity in collaboration with NAMM, Event Safety Alliance, and Show Makers bring in-person Mental Health First Aid training to Summer NAMM in Nashville.

Mental Health First Aid training provides an individual the tools necessary to initiate support for anyone who may be showing signs of a mental health or substance use concern, or experiencing a crisis, and help connect them with the appropriate care.

Many of us know how to help someone having a heart attack—we’d start CPR, or at the very least call 9-1-1. But too few of us would know how to respond if we saw someone having a panic attack, or if we were concerned that a friend or co-worker might be showing signs of alcoholism.

Mental Health First Aid helps to eliminate the fear and hesitation from starting conversations relating to mental health and substance use problems. By teaching how to recognize the signs and symptoms that may be early indicators of a mental health challenge, how to listen non judgmentally and provide support, and how to steer someone toward appropriate professional services, this training creates the confidence necessary to be an effective first responder in a mental health crisis. Upon completing the course, you will have achieved the Mental Health First Aider certification which is valid for three years.

The course is delivered in two parts. The first is a 2-4 hour self-paced online course that must be completed prior to the in-person, instructor led session on Wednesday, July 14th from 9am to 5pm in Nashville, TN in conjunction with Summer NAMM at the Music City Center in Room 205AB. You must complete the pre-work in order to attend the live class.

You will receive an email from [email protected] at least one week prior to the class date (possibly sooner) with your log-in information which will give you access to the self-study portion. Please be sure to whitelist [email protected]

IATSE Members and those working under IATSE agreements may be eligible for Training Trust Fund reimbursement upon proof of successful completion.

If you are unable to attend MHFA training in person at Summer NAMM, classes are available virtually. Visit for more information.

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Transfer/Cancellation Policy

7 days or more in advance

  • Transfer – full $150 registration fee applied to a virtual class. Only one transfer allowed.
  • Cancel – refund of $100

Less than 7 days in advance

  • Transfer to a virtual class – $50 credit towards next class. Only one transfer allowed.
  • Cancel – no refund