Facilitating the destigmatization of mental health in our communities through education and empowerment.
Funded by SAMHSA, the Medical Professional Mental Health Awareness Training project will train primary care providers, specialty care providers, and allied healthcare professionals to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges and employ crisis de-escalation techniques, establish linkages with community-based mental health agencies to refer individuals, and provide education on supportive community resources to their patients. We also strive to educate medical care professionals on the necessity and benefits of self-care in promoting wellness to their patients. Allied healthcare professionals include the therapists, scientists, technologists, administrators, managers, and assistants who comprise the backbone of our healthcare workforce. By empowering those in healthcare with increased awareness of mental health and self-care, we can improve the health of the whole community.
Certified Well-being Ambassador Program
Each allied healthcare professional who completes all three mental health awareness trainings will become certified as a “Well-being Ambassador”. They are now equipped not only to make a positive difference in their workplace and in the lives of their patients, but also in the lives of family, friends and others in the communities they encounter daily. Well-being Ambassadors are enrolled in a network of their peers in healthcare who have also completed the qualifying training. These peers will meet voluntarily monthly for Well-being Community of Practice Sessions — a chance to connect and discuss the successes and challenges they’ve faced in using the skills gained. They will also be the first to know about any upcoming training for continued well-being education. The certification does not expire, but ambassadors are encouraged to attend monthly meetings and continued training as offered through PSCFL.
Certified Well-being Ambassador Program Components
- Successful completion of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), Emotional CPR (eCPR), and Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) trainings
- Monthly Community of Practice Sessions to refresh training knowledge, connect as peers, and offer support
- Continued education in relevant topics such as Health Equity, Self-care, and Effective Communication
For information on how to become certified contact us.