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University of Florida - Brevard County Extension
3695 Lake Drive
Cocoa, FL 32926
Office: (321) 633-1702
Fax: (321) 633-1890
Morgan Roth
Family and Consumer Sciences Program Assistant
(321) 633-1702
Thursday, September 28, 2023 9:17 AM

Mental Health First Aid Training Available

BREVARD COUNTY, FL. – Why Mental Health First Aid? Stress in the workplace. Family obligations. Negative memories you can't let go of. Everyone faces personal challenges in their journey to recovery and healing. Sometimes it is hard to know what to say or do to provide support or even where to turn if you are struggling, but anyone can be the one to make a difference in the life of someone with a mental health or substance abuse challenge – if they know what to do and what to say.  

That is why UF/IFAS Extension is introducing the Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course. Just as CPR helps even those without clinical training assist an individual having a heart attack, the MHFA course familiarizes people with the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges and teaches participants a five-step action plan to support someone experiencing a mental health crisis. It also identifies the importance of self-care and how to plan when we need self-care the most.  

In just 12 years, Mental Health First Aid has become a full-blown movement in the United States — more than 2.5 million people are certified Mental Health First Aiders, and that number is growing every day.  

This course will be held at the UF/IFAS Extension Office in Cocoa (3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa, FL 32926) on October 26 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. All registered learners will complete a 2-hour, self-paced online assignment, and participate in a 5.5-hour, in-person instructor-led training. Registration starts at $60.

To learn more and register for the Mental Health First Aid program.

If you have any questions, please call us at (321) 633-1702 or email

The University of Florida is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. For disability accommodations such as sign language interpreters and listening devices, please contact the UF/IFAS Brevard County Extension Office at or (321) 633-1702 at least 2 weeks in advance. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.