Mental Health First Aid Training

The Regional Mental Health Services Coordination Office provides Mental Health First Aid training to Counties, Organizations, community groups and the public in general.  We have instructors certified in ADULT, YOUTH, PUBLIC SAFETY, COLLEGE/HIGHER EDUCATION, and OLDER ADULT curriculums.

There are different audiences trained such as general community members, behavioral health, human resources and business leaders, faith based communities, higher education, law enforcement and youth focused entities, public safety officials, veterans groups, and primary care. MHFA is for anyone who is interested in learning how to help. Participants at the end of a course, receive a 3 year certification as a “Mental Health First Aider” from the National Council for Behavioral Health.

MHFA & Regional Mental Health Services Coordination Office

What is Mental Health First Aid Training ?


Any questions regarding the curriculum or in providing training, please contact the Regional Mental Health Services Coordination Office by phone: 610-313-0924/0968 or by email: regionalmentalhealthfirstaid@pmhcc.org

Thanks again for your interest in MHFA. Tory Bright, Regional Director.

Nationally Certified Instructors are authorized to teach MHFA. There are typically two trainers to cover the material. Since 2012, the Regional Mental Health Services Coordination Office “Mental Health First Aid Training Team” has been offering the MHFA curriculum (both Adult and Youth) to a variety of audiences. Our trainers have a variety of backgrounds, skill sets and multiple years of experience in teaching and training.

Most organizations who sponsor the training offer this to their employees, which may include anyone and everyone in the organization. Some organizations will offer to their community partners which they work with.

The cost of the training is very minimal. We provide all coordination with the registration, delivery of the training, and all pre-and post materials associated with the training. Materials include the Mental Health First Aid training manual for all participants, additional community resource materials, audio / visual equipment (if not sponsor available) and all pre-registration and certifications upon program completion. We also arrange for the data entry to the National Council for Behavioral Health. Food/snacks are at the cost and discretion of the sponsor. For details and specifics regarding the costs, please contact the Regional MH Services Coordination Office and ask to speak to the Mental Health First Aid Team.

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A skills-based training course that teaches you how to help someone who is experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis.

What it covers:

The Regional Mental Health Services Coordination Office provides Mental Health First Aid training to Counties, Organizations, community groups and the public in general.  We have certified mental health first aid instructors who have trained thousands of people and have been designated among the top 100Mental Health First Aid Instructors by the National Council for Behavioral Health. We have instructors certified in ADULT, YOUTH, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY, COLLEGE/HIGHER EDUCATION, OLDER ADULT, VETERANS and FIRE/EMS curriculums.

The curriculum also reviews risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common professional and self help supports. The curriculum also does address suicide and non suicidal self injury and how to help a person who may be showing signs of suicidal thinking.

The following class is sponsored by the Montgomery County Office of Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/Early Intervention.

Youth Blended In-Person

05/29/2024, 8:30am - 3:30pm, at the Spring Valley YMCA ,19 W Linfield Trappe Road, Limerick, PA 19468

See a synopsis of Youth Mental Health First Aid course content
The following class is sponsored by the Montgomery County Office of Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/Early Intervention.

Youth Blended In Person
Attendance at both sessions is required for certification.

Thursdays 4/11/2024 AND 4/18/2024, 6 - 9pm, at Zion Mennonite Church, Fellowship Hall, 149 Cherry Lane, Souderton, PA 18964

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The following class is sponsored by the Berks County MH/DD Program.

Youth Blended In Person

Friday, 4/5/2024 — 8:30-3:30pm at the County Services Center, 633 Court Street, 9th floor Conference Room, Reading, PA 19601

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The following class is sponsored by the Berks County MH/DD Program.

Older Adult In Person

Tuesday, 5/21/2024 - 8:30-5pm at the Berks Encore Reading Office, 40 North 9th Street, Reading, PA, 19601

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The following class is sponsored by the Berks County MH/DD Program.

Youth Blended In Person

Wednesday, 5/22/2024 - 8:30—3:30pm at the County Services Center, 633 Court Street, 9th floor Conference Room, Reading, PA 19601

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The following class is sponsored by the Montgomery County Office of Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/Early Intervention.

Adult Blended In Person

06/18/2024, 8:30am - 3:30pm, at the Abington-Jefferson Conference Center 1&2, 1200 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001

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The following class is sponsored by the Montgomery County Office of Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/Early Intervention.

Adult Blended In Person

06/20/2024, 8:30am - 3:30pm, at St. Luke's Penn Foundation, 807 Lawn Ave. PO Box 32, Sellersville, PA 18960

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The following class is sponsored by the Montgomery County Office of Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/Early Intervention.

Adult Blended / Older Adult Focused In Person

06/22/2024, 9am - 4pm, at North Penn Commons, 600 E. Main Street, Lansdale, PA 19446

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