Youth Mental Health First Aid

What is Youth Mental Health First Aid?

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help an adolescent who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The 8-hour course covers a range of common disorders and potential crises such as helping a young person who is having a panic attack, contemplating suicide or struggling with substance abuse.
Read more on: www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.

Who should take a Youth Mental Health First Aid course?

This course is designed for adults who work with or are around youth ages 12-18 on a regular basis including (but not limited to): teachers, coaches, juvenile probation officers, youth program and school staff, clergy, parents, health and human service providers and more. Training is for individuals who do not have any background as a mental health professional.

 

Contact

lisa schiller, program assistant

  (920) 954-1550

  lisa@namifoxvalley.org

Next Session

To be determined.

Community Connection Series

Tips for a Stress Free Holiday Season

Monday, December 3, 2018, 6-7:30 p.m.

The holiday season can be a very stressful time for many people; participants will learn to manage the holidays and the seasons through experiential activities.

Contact

lisa schiller, program assistant

  (920) 954-1550

  lisa@namifoxvalley.org

Honest, Open, and Proud

Have you experienced mental health challenges? What is your story? Did you know that people with lived experience who strategically share their stories is one of the most effective (and evidence-based) ways to reduce stigma?

NAMI Fox Valley is pleased to offer "Honest, Open and Proud" for teens and adults, a workshop designed to explore the decisions we make when we talk about our stories related to mental illness and recovery, at no charge to participants.

This is a great opportunity to learn how to share stories and provide education that helps eliminate the stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination that make up the stigma of mental health conditions.

Contact

Lisa schiller, program assistant

  (920) 954-1550

  lisa@namifoxvalley.org

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
NAMI Fox Valley
211 E Franklin St., Appleton


Saturday, March, 2, 2019

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
NAMI Fox Valley
211 E Franklin St., Appleton

Taking Care of YOU!

UW Extension, in collaboration with NAMI Fox Valley, will hold four evening sessions in March to help caregivers to reduce stress and promote wellness. Taking Care of You is a multi-session program offering practical strategies and experiences to help you deal with the stress in your life. Managing life’s challenges in a healthy way allows you to take better care of yourself and your overall health. Each week you will explore topics through small group discussion, self-reflection and activities.

This 4-session community-based program will include strategies to:

  • Increase awareness of how stress affects our body, thoughts, emotions and behaviors
  • Learn to manage how we respond to stress with our thoughts, emotions and behaviors
  • Cultivate positive emotions to improve our resiliency to life's challenges
  • Nurture ourselves to improve the health of our body, mind and spirit
  • Learn from and find opportunities in life's challenges
  • Live life in line with what we value; recognizing the interrelatedness of various dimensions of our health and achieving a healthier balance between them.

This is a four part series. To get the most out of the class, plan on attending at least three of the sessions. 

Contact

Lisa schiller, program assistant

  (920) 954-1550

  lisa@namifoxvalley.org

2019 Dates

Monday, March 4, 11, 17, 25
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Location:
NAMI Fox Valley
211 E. Franklin Street
Appleton, WI 54911