Thanks to our Family, Health, & Well-Being committee and a grant funded by Simply Health Care Foundation, Safe & Sound Hillsborough offers free in-person and virtual Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training in partnership with the Children’s Board of Hillsborough CountyCrisis Center of Tampa Bay, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Central Florida Behavioral Health Network, Inc. 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 virtual training below.


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Become a Mental Health First Aider

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.

training schedule

Select a training below and register today! If your organization would like to host a training, contact us via the “Schedule a Training” form above or at

Courses are FREE and open to Hillsborough County residents only.

Please note, although courses are offered free to the public, the hosting organizations incur a cost to provide you with this training certification ($175 value). Please register only if you are sure that you will be able to attend. Spaces are limited. Only 1 registration per person allowed.


June 2022 training will be posted soon.