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

Conversations with Liza Long

Headshot of Liza LongJoin the Women's Fund for Conversations with Liza Long. This is a special evening just for mothers who have a child with mental illness. Enjoy a night out and hear remarks from mental health advocate Liza Long, participate in Q&A, and connect with other moms like you. You may even win one of our fun door prizes! Be sure to come early and check out the resource fair geared to parents whose children have mental health concerns.

Date: 
Thursday, September 8, 2016 -
18:00 to 20:30

Lessons from Liza - A Conversation with Liza Long

Headshot of Liza LongLiza Long is a mental health advocate, author, educator and mother of four children, one of whom has bipolar disorder. Her book, The Price of Silence: A Mom's perspective on Mental Illness, looks at how we address mental illness, especially in children, who are funneled through a system that far too often leads to prison.

Held at Catalpa Health Day Treatment, 2910 N. Casaloma Drive, Appleton. Light continental breakfast provided. RSVP by September 5.

Date: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 -
07:30 to 09:00

Honest Open Proud for Adults - session 3

Three-session series (two hours each session) offering those affected by mental illness an opportunity to think about the upsides and downsides of talking about their experiences with mental health challenges in daily life settings (friendships, workplaces, school, etc.). Participants will learn ways to talk about themselves that have worked for others who live with mental health challenges. The program will empower participants to make their own best decisions about disclosure.

Date: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 14:30

Fox Cities Housing Coalition Mental Health Workshop

Offered by Fox Cities Housing Coalition in collaboration with NAMI Fox Valley.

Topics include: Values and Ethical Choices; Inclusion, Safety and Dignity, Motivational Interviewing Strategies, and Techniques and Mindfulness Meditation for Self-Care and Practice.

Held at Fox Valley Technical College.

Download attached flyer for detailed information and registration form.

Date: 
Thursday, August 25, 2016 -
08:00 to 15:45

Documentation: Ethics and Boundaries - with Dr. David Mays

Catalpa Health logo[Updated] This 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, case managers, and other mental health professionals. Advance registration required. AMA PRA and NBCC credit approved.

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

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

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