The following classes and seminars are available to your group or organization and are taught by certified instructors and trainers who also identify as having a lived-experience with mental illness and/or a substance use disorder.
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour certification training to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Materials included, minimum twenty (20) participants required. CEUs offered.
Mental Health First Aid© for Adults
Mental Health First Aid© for Older Adults
Mental Health First Aid© for Youth
Mental Health First Aid© for Veterans
Mental Health First Aid© for Rural Communities
Mental Health First Aid© for Higher Education
Mental Health First Aid© for Law Enforcement, Corrections & Public Safety
Mental Health First Aid© for EMS and Firefighters
More information at: www.MentalHealthFirstAid.org
WRAP is a tool that can aid an individual’s underpinning principles supporting recovery. Learn to monitoring wellness, times of being less well and times when experiences are uncomfortable and distressing. Also includes details of how an individual would like others to support them. Trained WRAP Facilitators present two full 8-hour days of classroom time, minimum ten (10) participants required. Materials included. CEUs offered.
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer - the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. QPR is listed in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). The QPR Gatekeeper course is taught in a clear, concise format and takes approximately one hour to complete. Materials included, CEUs offered. More information at:
Designed to provide opportunities for those utilizing mental health and recovery services to interact and participate with other community members who share a lived experience with a mental illness, as well as people who have mental health challenges, in a safe and empowering environment. Imagine Network™ programs can be a single gathering, or a series of events. Each is staffed by CPS who are available to listen, talk, or simply answer questions. Find more information at: ImagineNetworkMN.com
Speakers from The Heart and Mind Connection mix touching, poignant and often humorous stories on a wide variety of topics - including personal struggles with mental illness, trauma, substance abuse, wellness practices and adversity. All are available to be formatted for any setting or audience, from keynotes, breakout sessions, company trainings and retreats, school assemblies, veterans groups and youth programs. Reach out to discuss the possibility for your next event.
The Heart and Mind Connection © is a 501(c)(3) non-profit social services organization dedicated to mental health advocacy and awareness.
Our mission is to develop connection, foster purpose and empower ourselves and others struggling with hope, through education and suicide prevention programming.