Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) is leading a widespread implementation of Mental Health First Aid in Philadelphia. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a groundbreaking public education and early intervention program that teaches community members how to recognize and assist a person experiencing a behavioral health challenge or crisis. Before you provide some information about yourself, we want to make sure you know what becoming a MHFA Instructor involves.
Click here to get a overview and greater information about becoming an MHFA Instructor.
Here’s some other helpful information about becoming an instructor:
Pre-Assessment and Reference Document:
Please fill out the Pre-Assessment document to determine your readiness to become a Philadelphia MHFA Instructor. This document is for your purpose only and should not be returned to the Philadelphia MHFA unit.
Please print out and give a copy of the Reference document to the individuals who will be writing a letter of reference on your behalf. This document does not serve as your letter, it is to be used a guide only. All letters of reference can be faxed to 215-599-5204 (Attn: Shemiah Cooper), emailed to email@example.com or mailed to DBHIDS/MHFA 123 S. Broad St. 22nd flr. Phila., PA 19109
Signing the MHFA Instructor Agreement acknowledges that you have read and will fully abide by the terms described within. If you are applying as an agent of your organization, a supervisor’s signature is required.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Need more information, please read the MHFA FAQs.