Only certified Instructors can teach the Mental Health First Aid course to the public. Instructors may organize courses in their communities and may charge a fee. They must provide Mental Health First Aid USA participant manuals to all those who attend the course. Find Instructors in your community.
The primary role of Instructors is to teach the Mental Health First Aid course with fidelity to the core program model and key messages. Each Instructor has a set of materials to help guide them through course facilitation.
To teach a course, certified Instructors must order manuals and prepare course materials and resources (available on the Instructor Portal) for all their participants. Upon completion, Instructors must provide participant evaluations to Mental Health First Aid USA. Instructors typically team up with another certified Instructor to teach the course, but may also choose to teach on their own.
Putting on a course involves much more than just showing up and teaching it. Instructors frequently have organizational support to help them with other tasks related to the program such as:
Certified Instructors may teach the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course to any interested audiences in their community. Those trained include: