Training to Assist Those with Mental Illness

Sandwich Police Department and Sandwich Council on Aging...

TRAINING ON ASSISTING THOSE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS

The Sandwich Council on Aging and the Sandwich Police Department are offering a training program to the public on ways to assist those dealing with mental health issues. The course will teach techniques to recognize symptoms of mental health problems, how to offer initial help, and how to guide a person to appropriate treatments and other supportive help. The class is not intended to replace a licensed therapist.

The certification is offered in two four hour sessions from 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 6th and Thursday, September 13th and is limited to 20 participants. A certificate of completion will be given to those who complete both classes and pass the final exam.

There is a $20.00 registration fee which covers the cost of materials.

Please call the Sandwich Council on Aging at (508) 888-4737 to register. Payment can be by cash or check. Checks should be made payable to the Sandwich Council on Aging.


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