Become Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Certified

Train to Save Lives

Mental Health First Aid is a training course that teaches individuals how to help those struggling with their mental health. This class will teach your crew how to recognize the signs and symptoms, have impactful conversations, and provide appropriate professional help to a person experiencing a mental health challenge.

Once a construction professional is MHFA certified, they receive a 4x5 Ambassador sticker that can be placed on their hard hat, indicating to their team that they are there to offer support and resources during difficult times. This initiative aims to promote the mental well-being of crews and end suicides in the construction industry for good.

You will learn how to:

  • Describe the purpose of Mental Health First Aid and the role of the Mental Health First Aider on construction sites.
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges that may impact your crew.
  • Explain the five steps of the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan.
  • Apply the appropriate steps of the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan when someone on your team shows signs of a mental health challenge.
  • Choose appropriate methods for self-care following the application of Mental Health First Aid in a crisis or non-crisis situation.

What does it mean to become a 4x5 ambassador?

We call our MHFA graduates 4x5 ambassadors. As an ambassador, you will:

Be the front line of support for a person in need.

Strive to make a difference in another's life.

Maintain the confidentiality of those you help.

"Walk" beside those in need until they are safe.

Class Schedule

Friday, April 19, 2024

Friday, August 23, 2024

Friday, November 15, 2024