N.E.W. Mental Health Connection

Connecting stakeholders and resources to improve the mental health of our community

We are ...

  • A membership organization, open to individuals and organizations who align with our mission and vision
  • A self-sustaining, accountable organization that focuses on consumers of mental health services and moves our community forward

Our mission:

Lead the collaboration of community stakeholders to create and continuously improve an exceptional mental health system of care

Our vision:

A community that is mentally well and stigma-free

Documentation: Ethics and Boundaries - with Dr. David Mays

Catalpa Health logoThis six-hour workshop by Dr. David Mays, MD, PhD, will provide training on how and why to document, how to think about confidentiality in the medical health record, how to document risk assessments, and how the use of searches, e-mail, and social media are all changing our understanding of therapeutic boundaries. Designed for mental health counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, APNPs and case managers. Advance registration required. AMA PRA credit approved; CEU approval pending.

Date: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 -
07:30 to 16:00

Clinical Director - Samaritan Counseling Center

Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley is seeking an experienced licensed mental health professional to lead and manage the agency’s clinical operations, with a focus on excellent clinical and financial outcomes, client engagement and satisfaction.

The Clinical Director is a member of the agency’s leadership team and therefore shares in strategic and operational responsibility for the development of the agency’s business.

Download position description (PDF format)

A Women's Symposium: Taking Care of Our Men’s Mental Health

Sally Spencer-Thomas

Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas and other presenters will provide a learning opportunity tailored to women designed to build awareness of the high risk of suicide to middle-aged men, eliminate the stigma of mental illness, and teach the signs of depression and anxiety. We will discuss QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer), the evidence-based practice of suicide prevention, and provide tools to develop workplace plans. Resource/Information booths open 8:30-9:30.

  • Saturday, March 19, 2016
  • Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton
    Room E130, entrance 10 (west parking lot)
  • 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Cost: $10.00
  • Preregister at womenssymposium.eventbrite.com
    Preregistration preferred; walk-ins welcome
Download flyer here.
Date: 
Saturday, March 19, 2016 -
08:30 to 12:30

Suicide Prevention in the Workplace

Sally Spencer-Thomas

Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas and other presenters will provide a learning opportunity to build awareness of the high risk of suicide to middle-aged men, eliminate the stigma of mental illness, and teach the signs of depression and anxiety. We will discuss QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer), the evidence-based practice of suicide prevention, and provide tools to develop workplace plans.

  • Friday, March 18, 2016
  • Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton
    Room A170, entrance 16 (north parking lot)
  • Morning or Afternoon sessions -- 8:00 am or 12:30 pm:
  • Cost: $20.00
  • Preregister at workingminds.eventbrite.com
    Preregistration preferred; walk-ins welcome
Download flyer here.
Date: 
Friday, March 18, 2016 (All day)

Fighting Mental Illness Stigma Through Storytelling

This “Honest, Open and Proud” Workshop offers an exciting opportunity for for families and individuals living with mental illness to learn how to share their stories and provide education that helps eliminate the stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination that make up the stigma of mental health conditions.

  • Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: St. Paul Elder Services, 316 East 14th St., Kaukauna, WI 54130

Register by Feb. 26: Contact Ann at ann@namifoxvalley.org or (920) 954-1550

Download flyer with schedule here.

Date: 
Saturday, March 5, 2016 -
08:30 to 15:30

Mental Health Training Opportunity

NAMI Fox Valley and the Fox Cities Housing Coalition are partnering to offer a daylong mental health training on Feb. 25 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Fox Valley Technical College.

The training will include sessions on understanding and solving homelessness; domestic violence and peer recovery services; secondary traumatic stress; Project YES! - a model approach for young adults in transition; an update from N.E.W. Mental Health Connection, and other topics.

Download the day’s agenda and registration form (PDF) here.

Date: 
Thursday, February 25, 2016 -
08:00 to 15:30

Individual and Family Therapist - CHAPS

CHAPS Academy is seeking a full-time licensed professional counselor to primarily serve clients at our office located in Kaukauna, with some work in the Shiocton clinic. Candidates will be creative therapists who are interested in working as part of a close knit team. This position does not require the candidate to offer be familiar with equine assisted therapy techniques, training will be provided. Some occasional travel to main office in Shiocton will be required. CHAPS is a fully licensed non-profit mental health clinic serving children, adolescents, families, and adults with an emphasis on suicide prevention and intervention and specializing in equine assisted therapy.

Please see attached job description.

Contact Kristin Lowe at 920-986-3003 ex 217 or email CV to klowe@chapsacademy.org

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