Thanks to our Family, Health, & Well-Being committee and grants funded by various partners, Safe & Sound Hillsborough offers free in-person and virtual Adult, Youth and Teen Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training in partnership with BayCare, AdventHealth, Children’s Board of Hillsborough County, and various community organizations. Instructors are certified through the National Council for Mental Wellbeing‘s Mental Health First Aid public education program that helps individuals across the community to understand mental illnesses, support timely intervention and save lives.

Register for courses below.


Please note, although courses are offered free to the public, the hosting organizations incur a cost to provide this training certification ($170 value). Please register only if you are sure that you will be able to attend. Spaces are limited. Only 1 registration per person allowed. If your organization would like to host a training, contact us at

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Course Schedule

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid – For adults that work/interact with youth.
  • Adult Mental health First Aid -For adults that work/interact with adults.

Select a Course:

Blended MHFA | 9am – 3pm
Wednesday, Sep 20 | Virtual Adult MHFA  – Sponsored by AdventHealth | FULL
Wednesday, Oct 4 | In-Person Youth MHFA – Sponsored by AdventHealth | Register
Wednesday, Oct 11 | Virtual Adult MHFA
– Sponsored by AdventHealth | Register
Wednesday, Oct 12 | In-Person Adult MHFA
Sponsored by BayCare| City of Plant City
Saturday, Oct 14 | In-Person Adult MHFA
Sponsored by AdventHealth | Mt. Olive AME
Wednesday, Oct 19 | In-Person Adult MHFA
 – Sponsored by BayCare | City of Plant City
Wednesday, Nov 8 | In-Person Youth MHFA
– Sponsored by BayCare  | Register
Wednesday, Nov 15 | Virtual Adult MHFA
– Sponsored by AdventHealth | Register

Courses are FREE.

    • Courses sponsored by BayCare are offered to individuals and organizations in the following Florida counties: Hillsborough
    • Courses sponsored by AdventHealth are offered to individuals and organizations in the following Florida counties: Hillsborough, Hardee, Marion, North Pinellas, Pasco, and Polk. Areas where AdventHealth services communities in Florida.

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate care.