Community Training & Consultation
Vantage Health System makes available its 58 years of expertise to schools, corporations and community groups. Vantage, utilizing its experienced professional staff, can design a program or presentation for your school or organization. We have specialists in a wide range of areas and issues on mental health, addiction and eldercare.
- We can do ‘lunch and learns’ for employees, daytime or evening workshops for civic, religious or school Parent associations.
- Crisis Debriefing: we have staff trained in and can provide onsite consultation to schools, municipalities and employers.
- Mental Health First Aid Training Certification (MHFA): we provide certification through an 8 hour course designed for the general public on mental health, how to help and the resources available. (link/anchor to text below)
For more information call Maggie Preis (201) 385-4400 x3012 or Mpreis@vantagenj.org
Mental Health First Aid Training Certification (MHFA)
Sometimes, first aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR, or the Heimlich, or calling 911. Sometimes, first aid is YOU!
In just 8 hours you can become a Certified Mental Health First Aider.
Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them. You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a 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 — first responders, students, teachers, leaders of faith communities, human resources professionals, and caring citizens.
Sometimes, the best first aid is you. Take the course, save a life, strengthen your community.
To get started call Maggie Preis (201) 385-4400 x3012 or Mpreis@vantagenj.org