6th Annual Walk for Mental Wellness
"a Walk for the 1n4"
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Hurkamp Park in downtown
10:00am 1 and 3 mile walk begins
Online registration open through May 2
It takes a community effort to reduce stigma that has surrounded mental health for decades so people seek the help they need. Many of us have family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers who face mental health challenges.
Become a partner in Hope! Form a team representing your business, office, school, class, civic group, faith community, neighborhood, family, or friends. Click here for a poster - please post in your office, employee lunch room, church or club house.
Come out and walk with us while enjoying a fun family day in the Park with live music, free food, fun activities, door prizes, and raffles.
Register online here
Each year the shirt to commemorate the WALK for Mental Wellness is designed by students in local schools or community members. Click here for a poster!
An amazing silent auction
« featuring original paintings by local artists
« fantastic gift baskets provided by local merchants
« pamper yourself gift certificates - massages, jewelry, limousine, hair cut
Walk with us to promote mental health awareness and understanding for the 1 in 4 who experience mental health problems every year. It's a great way to give back to your community too! Every dollar contributed directly impacts the life of children and adults of all ages who live right here in our community. Keep hopes and dreams alive for many! Click here for a brochure!
For more information, call MHAF at 371-2704 or email email@example.com.
Help us to help others - WALK with us!
Mental Health Provider Listing
MHAF provides a free, confidential Mental Health HelpLine to assist people in accessing needed resources in our community. In order to provide accurate information to callers, MHAF maintains a listing of mental health professionals. This listing reflects information as reported by professionals to MHAF.
Take a look!
New expanded interest and specialty areas including providers who accept Medicaid and Medicare
MHAF also includes mental health agencies as part of the provider listing to enhance access to treatment services for those seeking help for themselves or clients. Please complete the mental health agency form and return to MHAF. Your agency information will also be provided to Rappahannock United Way (RUW) for inclusion in the Community Connections Directory (CCD) that is posted on the RUW website. For those agencies already included in the CCD that are listed on the second page of the agency form, please review your information and send any additions and/or revisions to MHAF.
New Mental Health Resource Listing
A new mental health resource listing was developed to promote access to community providers and support services. Click here for a copy.
Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Training NEW Class Beginning soon
Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) training is offered throughout the year. The 8-9 week workshop is free to participants. WRAP has been certified by SAMHSA as an evidence-based best practice and effective self-management intervention involving education and peer support for adults with mental health issues. It was also recently included in a news release from the American Psychiatric Association citing benefits from the training. We hope you will be able to join us for one of these classes.
Take a look at the WRAP brochure to learn more about the course.
Call MHAF at 371-2704 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Classes fill up quickly, so please call to enroll now.
Education using WRAP key concepts and peer support sessions are offered on Mondays at 6:30 pm at the Tomkins-Martin Plaza Center next to Mary Washington Hospital. Click here for a listing of topics from January through June 2013.
FPCUG is MHAF key to computer happiness!
Many thanks to our friends at Fredericksburg Personal Computer Users Group who provided new equipment and updated software that will allow us to more efficiently serve people with mental health needs in our community. A special thank you to Kay Pollock, a longtime MHAF supporter, and to Josh Cockey, our tech guru who has donated many hours of his time installing and keeping our office equipment updated.
MHAF unique services provide positive community impact.
the only Mental Health Referral & Information Services (HelpLine) connecting people with needed providers and resources
the only free companion and supportive services program for homebound older adults - the Senior Visitors program
the oldest public policy grassroots organization in our community advocating for mental health legislation and funding for community-based services
and much, much more!!