Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training is similar to CPR for physical first aid, and the national certification through the National Council for Behavioral Health is earned via the 8-hour training course. Classes can be as large as 30 students with certified instructors. Group sessions and individual registrations are available.
DaySpring is the perfect setting for the one-day training, with our state-of-the-art facilities and access to 97 acres of natural resources and contemplative spaces for walking and quiet reflection. Lodging is available for overnight stays with an advance reservation.
Group sessions: To schedule a group training for up to 30 people from your organization, contact our Reservations department who will book your space reservation and connect you to a certified instructor for details about the curriculum.
Individuals: DaySpring is committed to hosting monthly open-registration MHFA certification classes for individuals at our safe and sacred place. The training includes lunch at Curry Hall. The general public may access the training for a fee of $125 per person. Several of our partners in this important community initiative are funding this cost, specifically:
*Sponsored by our partners at the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and Love IV Lawrence Foundation
Upcoming Open-Registration Courses for individuals:
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