Thanks to our Family, Health, & Well-Being committee and a grant funded by Simply Health Care Foundation, Safe & Sound Hillsborough now offers free Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training in partnership with the Crisis 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 Behavioral Health‘s Mental Health First Aid public education program that helps individuals across the community to understand mental illnesses, support timely intervention and save lives. 

See training schedule below.


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Become a Mental Health First Aider

training schedule

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

  • Feb. 27 – Central Florida Behavioral Health Network’s Richard Brown Conference Center (Registration Full)
  • Jul. 30 – Children’s Board of Hillsborough County (Register)
  • Jun. 10 – Children’s Board of Hillsborough County (Register)
  • Aug. 5 – Children’s Board of Hillsborough County (Register)

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.