To support and promote a culturally sensitive community and workforce across our PPS, Care Compass Network is proud to offer a FREE Mental Health First Aid Training by MHAST on Wednesday, April 18th, from 8:30 AM to 5:00 pm at Care Compass Network, 33 Lewis Road, Binghamton NY 13905. Please report to The Compass Room.
This evidence based, one-day training is open to the PPS and participants will receive certification valid for 3 years. This training is open to all Care Compass Network partners.
Priority will be given to partners who are contracted for projects 3ai – Integration of Behavioral Health in Primary Care and 4aiii- Strengthening Mental Health and Substance Abuse Infrastructure across systems. Training reimbursement is available for project 3ai Model 1 CCN contracted partners.
A minimum of 6 participants are required to administer this training session.
Lunch will be Provided
Mental Health First Aid – Program Background:
Mental Health First Aid USA was introduced in the United States in 2008 and continues to grow in relevance and popularity. The intent of Mental Health First Aid USA is to provide the public with skills to help individuals who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Participants of MHFA-USA will learn how to assess harm to self and others resulting from mental illness, listen while refraining from judgment, manage an acute mental health crisis, discuss local mental health resources and recommend evidence-based self-help strategies for people living with mental illness.
Established in 1927, the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier (MHAST) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization located in Binghamton, New York. Through our affiliation with the New York State and National, Mental Health Associations we are one of 300 Mental Health Associations in operation nationwide. MHAST is the oldest, continuously operating Mental Health Association affiliate in New York State.
MHAST is, and has been for over 85 years, devoted to enhancing the lives of all community residents by improving their mental health and wellness. Our goals are achieved through providing advocacy and educational services, prevention programs, information/resource referrals and community-based support services. In addition, MHAST works to promote mental health and recovery, encourage the empowerment of mental health service consumers, eliminate discrimination, raise public awareness with education, and advocate for equality and opportunity for all.