MHFA City Employee Training

Mental Health First Aid® (MHFA) Virtual Training

Sponsored by the City of Philadelphia, Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services

The Adult MHFA virtual training is based on new curricula that includes expanded content on trauma, addiction, and self-care. Youth MHFA includes new content applicable for adults working with young people, including content on the impact of social media. The content is gender-neutral and culturally relevant.

    • Similar to CPR, Mental Health First Aiders learn basic skills to help another person in need of support. Mental Health First Aid teaches how to assist a person who may be struggling with mental health or addiction challenges, and what to do if the person you are helping is in crisis.
    • Research shows that people are more likely to assist another person after this training, and more likely to recommend treatment resources. This training has also shown to decrease stigma toward people with behavioral health challenges.

      First Aiders will complete the Self-Paced Pre-work prior to participating in a 5.5-hour, Instructor-led class using videoconferencing technology. Completion of both courses is required to obtain the 3-year national certification as a Mental Health First Aider.

      Questions? Please email: mhfa_philly@pmhcc.org or call (215) 685-3755

      Mental Health First Aid® (MHFA) Virtual Training

      Sponsored by the City of Philadelphia, Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services

      The Adult MHFA virtual training is based on new curricula that includes expanded content on trauma, addiction, and self-care. Youth MHFA includes new content applicable for adults working with young people, including content on the impact of social media. The content is gender-neutral and culturally relevant.

        • Similar to CPR, Mental Health First Aiders learn basic skills to help another person in need of support. Mental Health First Aid teaches how to assist a person who may be struggling with mental health or addiction challenges, and what to do if the person you are helping is in crisis.
        • Research shows that people are more likely to assist another person after this training, and more likely to recommend treatment resources. This training has also shown to decrease stigma toward people with behavioral health challenges.

          First Aiders will complete the Self-Paced Pre-work prior to participating in a 5.5-hour, Instructor-led class using videoconferencing technology. Completion of both courses is required to obtain the 3-year national certification as a Mental Health First Aider.

          Questions? Please email: mhfa_philly@pmhcc.org or call (215) 685-3755

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