Mental Health First Aid
Identify. Understand. Respond. Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues. Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related challenge. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
To register for this workshop, go to https://go.wisc.edu/uz3y5m
Mental Health First Aid for Adults teaches people how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults ages 18 and older, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person toward appropriate care, if necessary. In this highly interactive workshop, participants use scenarios to put the 5-step action plan into practice, in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics of discussion include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.
The next session is June 15th-July 20th, 2022. CLICK HERE for more information
WeCOPE is an interactive program that helps adults cope with life stress. WeCOPE has been shown to reduce stress and depression, increase positive affect, and improve health behaviors. Managing life’s challenges in healthy ways allows participants to take better care of themselves and others.
ACE Interface – the Ace Interface workshop lays a foundation of understanding about the research on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and science of resilience, and it promotes understanding and application of the science to improve health and wellbeing across the lifespan. Designed for community system change, it evokes new ways of thinking, compassion, hope, and motivation to act. This 3-6 hour training can be customized for your organization. A shorter, sneak-peek, is available, as well.
Becoming Trauma-Informed – Would your organization like to explore what it means to become trauma-informed? What are the foundational principles? What are you already doing well, and what are some areas where you could make change toward becoming more trauma-informed. Whether you are in healthcare, education, law enforcement, non-profit, etc., trainings can be customized to fit your group’s needs.
WI Office of Children’s Mental Health Tip Sheets
Supporting Child Well-Being Through Covid-10 Grief
CLICK HERE for a PDF of this flyer
To arrange a workshop/training or ask a question contact:
UW-Madison Extension Douglas County
Human Development & Relationships Educator
1313 Belknap St Room 107
Superior, WI 54880
711 for Wisconsin Relay (TDD)