Be There Certificate

Learn to support someone struggling with their mental health through this online course created by in partnership with Born This Way Foundation.

About the Be There Certificate

The Be There Certificate is a free, self-paced learning experience designed to increase mental health literacy and provide you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to safely support anyone who may be struggling with their mental health. It provides a deep understanding of Be There’s 5 Golden Rules — a simple but actionable framework on how to recognize when someone might be struggling with their mental health, your role in supporting that person, and how to connect them to the help they deserve.

  • 6 interactive lessons
  • Less than 2 hours
  • Free of charge
  • Available in French, English and Spanish
  • Videos and real life scenarios
  • Unlimited access

You'll learn:

  • How to recognize signs of struggle
  • What to say to start the conversation
  • How to build trust and offer practical support
  • Tips to become a better listener
  • The importance of setting healthy boundaries
  • How to help someone access professional and community resources
  • How to maintain your own mental health

Why get certified:

Support your loved ones

Improve your own mental health

Build your resume

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Let’s create a world where we can all better support one another.

Welcome to the Be There Certificate!

Congrats on taking the first step towards learning to better support your peers and loved ones.

Throughout the course, you’ll learn:

  • Warning signs that someone might be struggling with their mental health
  • Be There’s 5 Golden Rules – a practical framework to support someone who’s struggling.
  • Self-care tips, because your mental health is just as important as anyone else’s!

You'll get to:

  • Learn from quick tutorials explaining each Golden Rule
  • Take in stories from folks who have been there for their loved ones
  • Test your knowledge with interactive quizzes
  • Practice applying the Golden Rules to real life scenarios

What to expect:

Once you complete all 6 Lessons, you’ll receive the coveted Be There Certificate! Along the way, you’ll also receive badges and encouragement from fellow learners. It takes about two hours to complete but, don’t worry, if you need a break we’ll automatically save your progress up to the last page you finished.

You’ll get started in just a minute. First, a few quick questions.