MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the face-to-face July and August classes have been cancelled. Mental Health First Aid Instructors are being certified for virtual and hybrid training. An updated schedule will be posted in the 4th quarter of 2020 if not sooner.