Military family wellness fair on Saturday, october 29
CLM will host a Military Family Wellness Fair on Saturday, October 29 from 12 to 3 p.m. at CLM Derry, located at 10 Tsienneto Road, Derry, NH. Open to ALL service members, veterans and military families, the event is free and will feature food, music, door prizes, information on services and benefits, health screenings as well as kids activities including face painting, touch-a-truck, crafts and much, much more! Please join us on Saturday, October 29th as we say THANK YOU to our service members and military families!
Community partners that will be a part of the event include: Manchester Vet Center, NH Employment Security, Easter Seals NH, Pro Force, NH National Guard, Rockingham VNA. We are pleased to be a partner with NH Care Path.
Benefits of Employee Wellness
The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce Health Resources committee will be hosting an educational program entitled the Benefits of Employee Wellness. The program will be held on Thursday, October 13, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at The Residence at Salem Woods, 6 Sally Sweet Way, Salem, NH.
The program will feature the following topics and speakers:
Keynote Speaker Gerri McNamara, Clinical Population Manager at Minuteman Health will give an overview of the Benefits of Employee Wellness Programs. Gail Migliozzi, Director of Wellness at Derry Medical Center will give a case study on how a small business can incorporate employee wellness. Celia Felsenberg, Director of Adult Services and EAP at Center for Life Management will provide information on Employee Assistance Programs. Health Biron, Wellness Program Consultant at CGI Business Solutions will discuss their Be Well at Work programs that fit every company and culture.
CLM Offers Mental Health First Aid Training
If you encountered someone in emotional crisis—a co-worker, family member, neighbor or someone in the community— would you know what to do to help? CLM in Derry is offering a Mental Health First Aid training to help improve mental health literacy and help participants to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness.
Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of mental illness or in a crisis and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social or self-help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course— human resource professionals, business owners, first responders, teachers, students, leaders in faith communities and any caring citizen.
The course will be co-facilitated by Celia Felsenberg, LICSW, CLM Director of Adult Services and Peter Reinertsen, LCMHC, CLM Director of Emergency Services, both certified Mental Health First Aid trainers. According to Felsenberg, "We are more likely to find someone in emotional distress rather than someone experiencing a heart attack, yet most people are not prepared to respond. Public health efforts have aimed to teach people CPR, the Heimlich or the use of 911 in emergencies, and now we have the Mental Health First Aid program for helping people recognize when a person is experiencing a mental health crisis and how best to respond. Anyone of us could face this scenario with a family member, friend, co-worker, neighbor or just someone you encounter in the community."
In its pilot year, the Mental Health First Aid program was introduced in nearly 20 states and more than 40 communities nationwide. In July of 2014, several staff from Center for Life Management participated in NH's statewide "Train the Trainer" Mental Health First Aid Program, coordinated by the NH Behavioral Health Association in cooperation with the NH Bureau of Behavioral Health, where trainers earned certification from the National Council for Behavioral Health.
Click here for Mental Health First Aid registration flier.