Event Description:

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has partnered with the National Council for Mental Wellbeing to deliver Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) to Fair Housing, Multifamily Service Coordinators, and Housing Counseling Training Grantees.

Housing-related challenges can trigger significant mental health distress. The MHFA (Adult) course training will empower you to identify and understand signs of mental health and emotional distress, allowing you to provide better support and connect the people you assist with appropriate mental health resources. This can lead to improved housing stability, increased well-being, and fewer crises requiring intervention.

By participating in this national effort, you will not just gain valuable skills, but will become a key player in HUD’s mission to build resilient communities with access to both housing and mental health support. This effort will help create a more comprehensive safety net for vulnerable individuals and families.

You have been invited to register for 1 course based on your availability. Click the "Register" button above.


You may select one of the following formats of the Adult MHFA training: (All training times are provided in Eastern Time Zone by default.)

  • Adult MHFA (English): 8 hours (in-person) OR 6.5 hours (virtual)
    • Virtual format includes prerequisite, pre-work: 2-hour Adult MHFA First Aider Self-Paced online Course
  • Adult MHFA (Spanish): 8 hours (in-person) OR 6.5 hours (virtual)
    • Virtual format includes mandatory pre-work: 2-hour Adult MHFA First Aider Self-Paced online Course
  • Older Adult MHFA (English) [In-person only]: 8 hours

NOTE: If you do not see a format available, it is currently not being offered, but will be offered for a future date. New dates will be provided every 3 months.

Your participation in Adult MHFA training requires: 

  • Pre-work: Brief quiz + evaluation + 2-hour Adult MHFA First Aider Self-Paced online Course (Note: 2hr course is for virtual format only)
    • NOTE: Once you have registered for a virtual MHFA training and started or completed the required 2hr Adult MHFA First Aider Self-Paced Course, you will need to complete the Self-Paced course again if you choose to register for a different training date.
  • Attendance to Instructor-led training: 8 hours (in-person) OR 6.5 hours (virtual)
  • Post-work: Training evaluation + Final exam

After this training, you'll be able to:

  • Recognize common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges
  • Recognize common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges
  • Understand how to interact with a person in crisis
  • Know how to connect a person with help
  • Use self-care tools and techniques

Questions or issues with registering? Please email MHFADIRECTSUPPORT@TheNationalCouncil.org 

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