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October Mental Health First Aid Training

Central Florida Continuum of Care

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

October Mental Health First Aid Training

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Mental Health First Aid USA

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports.

This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.
Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).


Mental Health First Aid teaches participants a five-step action plan, ALGEE, to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis:
  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen nonjudgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies 
Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help. First Aiders do not take on the role of professionals — they do not diagnose or provide any counseling or therapy. Instead, the program offers concrete tools and answers key questions, like “what do I do?” and “where can someone find help?” Certified Mental Health First Aid instructors provide a list of community healthcare providers and national resources, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addictions treatment and support. All trainees receive a program manual to compliment the course material.

CEU's will not be offerred for this training. 
Have questions about October Mental Health First Aid Training? Contact Central Florida Continuum of Care

When & Where

Central Florida Cares Health System
707 Mendham Boulevard, Suite 201
Orlando, Fl 32825

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Central Florida Continuum of Care

The Central Florida CoC is a collaborative of homeless stakeholders from across Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties who are committed to ending homelessness through sharing expertise, using data to inform practice, monitoring system performance, and using our collective voice to advocate for our homeless neighbors.

The Central Florida CoC collaborates to build a homeless service system designed to ensure any episode of homelessness is rare, brief and singular. The CoC supports the agencies that make up that system to implement evidence based best practices designed to prevent and end homelessness across the tri-county region.

The Central Florida CoC and its members serve individuals and families including veterans, chronically homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence and human trafficking and unaccompanied youth who are experiencing homelessness and who are at risk of homelessness.

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