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Supporting mental wellness through specialized programs
Whether you need to take advantage of one of our clinics or seminars or you’re simply interested in learning more about mental health, we have all the information you need right here.
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour certification training program that teaches participants how to react and respond with appropriate care in situations where someone is experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aid is for individuals or community groups interested in building a broader knowledge of mental disorders and learning the tools needed to help others.
The Mental Health Center currently offers four course types. Learn more about each one: Mental Health First Aid for Adults; Youth Mental Health First Aid; Mental Health First Aid for Veterans; and Mental Health First Aid in Higher Education.
Click here to learn of upcoming Mental Health First Aid course offerings.
Child Impact Programs
This court-ordered, four-hour course is required of all parents of children under the age of 18 who are either in the process of divorce or, for other reasons, are required to have a parenting plan around custody and/or financial support.
The Child Impact Seminar helps parents understand the impact divorce, separation, and custody issues can have on children. You will learn advice for helping your children adjust to this new situation to avoid any potentially harmful effects. We focus on encouraging you to move beyond your troubled relationship as a couple and develop a newly-defined relationship as co-parents who find ways to work together to raise your children.
When: Classes are held in either a four-hour Saturday morning session or are split between two evening sessions. Find class times on the registration form.
Where: Monday classes are held at Bedford Counseling Associates, Wall St., Manchester while Saturday classes are held at 401 Cypress St. in Manchester. Co-parents must attend separate classes. Each participant and the court receives a certificate verifying attendance.
How: Register online, by mail or by calling 603-628-7787. The fee is $85 and is payable prior to being assigned to a seminar. Individuals receiving some form of public assistance may be eligible for a reduced rate. To determine eligibility, please call registration line.
Weight-Loss Surgery Support Programs
For individuals going through the stages of weight loss surgery, including gastric bypass and gastric banding, we offer support through our Weight Loss Surgery Support programs.
Our team of counselors, who specialize in the emotional issues surrounding this type of surgery, provide the required mental health assessment prior to your surgery, as well as ongoing counseling to help manage post-surgery issues.
Group Counseling. Our team offers a 6-session group program, in conjunction with the New England Weight Management Institute. Sessions are held at Catholic Medical Center.
- Lifestyle Changes: This group program addresses common issues facing those who are preparing for surgery, as well as the behavioral changes needed to succeed once the surgery is complete.