Resiliency Essentials

Resiliency Essentials Helping to Keep You Healthy

Resiliency is the ability to recover quickly during stressful times, and essentials are activities that are so important you need to do them on a regular basis. At Makin’ It Happen, (MIH) we are working with our partners in the community to promote Resiliency Essential programs focusing on prevention and mental health wellness.

MIH is pleased to offer several trainings and presentations to our local community organizations, free of charge! Read more below.

Youth Mental Health First Aid
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 are experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. This course includes 2-hours of self-study to be completed and an additional 6 hours of instruction (which can be broken into two sessions). Participants will receive a training manual and certification upon completion of the course.

Find out more about Youth Mental Health First Aid here.

Adult Mental Health First Aid

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. This course includes 2 hours of self-study to be completed and an additional 6 hours of instruction (which can be broken into two sessions). Participants will receive a training manual and certification upon completion of the course. Find out more about Adult Mental Health First Aid here.

Suicide Prevention Training

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) is a national, evidence-based suicide prevention program founded over 20 years ago. Like CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), QPR is designed to increase survival in the face of a crisis. It trains you to recognize warning signs, and question, persuade, and refer someone to get the help they need. 

In December 2020, Makin’ It Happen facilitated our first QPR Suicide Prevention training, offered to all adults in the Greater Manchester region. Those who attended, including local firefighters, librarians, and members of the community, became gatekeepers. Gatekeepers are trained to recognize warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide, offer hope, and get help to save a life.

Talk Saves Lives

Talk Saves Lives is American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) standardized, 45–60-minute education program that provides participants with a clear understanding of suicide, including the most up-to-date research on suicide prevention, and what they can do in their communities to save lives. Participants will learn common risk factors and warning signs associated with suicide, and how to keep themselves and others safe. Find out more about Talk Saves Lives here.

The Resiliency Essentials team are trained instructors on a variety of AFSP curricula. Find out more here

Listening & Learning Sessions/The Resiliency Essentials Series

Our Resiliency Essentials team will develop a subject-specific presentation for your staff, community, or group regarding mental health awareness, harm reduction, prevention, and/or recovery. If you don’t see a training topic that you are looking for, please ask! Our staff can customize and develop presentations that are evidence-based or recognized as best practice.

For more information, or to book a free training, please reach out to our Resiliency Essentials team at [email protected].

RESILIENCY ESSENTIALS

Check out this regional resource guide for information and resources on substance use disorder.

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