Mental Wellness & Resiliency

Workshops, Events, and Support Groups

When: Tuesday, May 18th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm Where: Zoom Residents of all ages are encouraged to take their first steps on their wellness journey by accepting this invitation to identify and strengthen your 5 bridges to wellness: BOND, FUEL, MOVE, REST, and  GIVE. 5 Bridges is a holistic and practical approach to wellness. This isn't a prescription, it's a self-care roadmap customized by you! This holistic wellness  workshop is designed to provide you with strategies and tools that can be incorporated into your daily routine and mindset to achieve improved balance and harmony in your everyday life and relationships with others. In addition to this  workshop, residents of Prince William County can use the exclusive coupon code PWC-CLIENT for a 100% discount when booking services through the 5 Bridges site after attending a 5 Bridges wellness workshop. Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJclf-utqjwiGdFPnnB7-6XqUcKxCcPUFO6Q After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Questions? Contact Gabriella Smith at gbsmith@pwcgov.org.
When: Thursday, May 20th, 2021 at 12:00pm – 1:00pm Where: Zoom 5 Bridges is a holistic and practical approach to wellness. This isn't a prescription, it's a self-care roadmap customized by you! Prince William County Community Services is proud to present this holistic wellness Self-Care Workshop in partnership with the creators of the 5 Bridges to Wellness model. This holistic health coaching session will focus on BOND + REST as essential bridges to holistic wellness by sharing new strategies and tools that can be incorporated into your daily routines and mindset to achieve improved balance and harmony in your everyday life and relationships with others. Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAodu2grT8uHdLtWRznDGEN0Pp7JfOUqeBt After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Questions? Contact Gabriella Smith at gbsmith@pwcgov.org.
If you’ve ever been rushed, intimidated, or pressured during a healthcare appointment, you know what it’s like to feel that your voice isn’t being heard by your provider. But what if you could feel confident in sharing your thoughts, asking informed questions, and treated as a respected collaborator in your health? Learning how to advocate for yourself is a key step in taking charge of your wellness. In this workshop, we’ll explore:
  • 3 easy-to-remember questions to always ask
  • Building the relationship you want with your healthcare provider
  • Addressing barriers to quality communication
  • Strategies for approaching tough conversations effectively
Join us for one no-cost workshop in May for Virginians with Lindsay Rathert, a full-spectrum Doula and Communications Specialist, to learn tangible skills for self-advocacy in healthcare. Three sessions only:
  •  Parents & Caretakers: May 12th, 5PM ET
  •  Workplace & Community: May 19th, 12PM ET
  •  Providers & Healthcare: May 26th, 9AM ET
Sponsored by Mount Rogers Community Services and Twin County Prevention Coalition. Space is limited to 50 people per session! Register Here! 
When: Friday, May 14 at 11:00 am Where: Zoom

Understanding ACEs is a training to recognize Adverse Childhood Experiences and their impact to our health and wellbeing What are ACEs? Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are traumatic childhood events, such as abuse and neglect, parental divorce, domestic violence, and parental mental illness, among others. Experiencing an ACE can increase the odds of developing serious adult health issues like depression, cancer, liver disease and heart disease. ACEs can also make people more prone to suicide, substance abuse, poor work performance and a host of other negative outcomes. A trauma-informed perspective and approach to care can alleviate the negative impacts brought on by ACEs and significantly improve health outcomes. Training Objectives: Participants will be able to expand their knowledge of: 1. The importance of identifying and addressing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) 2. The impact of ACEs’ on the brain and behavior 3. Why my community needs to get organized and mobilized to identify/address ACEs 4. Developing a trauma-informed approach to care including self-care 5. The role of ACEs in my life Please register in advance for this training: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvfumgqTwvG9c0SHAS1a5rlnqBJI4QAsSZ

Questions? Contact Gabriella Smith at gbsmith@pwcgov.org

Join Bethany Eigel, 4-H Agent in Chesterfield County and her daughter Zona as they release their Mindfulness Monday FaceBook premier video on May 10th at 2:00PM titled Exploring Mindfulness for the Teen Brain. When the time arrives, you’ll be able to interact with them via chat and view their session here: https://www.facebook.com/Virginia4HStateOffice/. During this session, they will be addressing a variety of mindfulness techniques and what it takes to 'find the right fit', which will include some examples of resources, apps, and ideas. They will also touch on what specifically is going on with the chemistry of the teen brain and how mindfulness can specifically help in building resilience skills for future application.

 This is going to be a great session and one you won’t want to miss, so please plan to join us, May 10th at 2:00 PM on the Virginia 4-H FaceBook page.

Mary Beth Walsh, Director of Programs, National Alliance on Mental Illness of Virginia (NAMI Virginia) and Bianca Martin, Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, Formed Families Forward talk about why support is necessary for resilience, types of support available in communities across the state, and will share children’s mental health resources for parents and families. Resources include tips to navigate the children’s mental health service system as well as supports for parenting youth with mental health challenges.
Click here to view the presentation is full screen.

Este grupo se reúne el segundo y cuarto jueves de cada mes a través de Zoom, de 7 p.m. a 8:30 p.m.

Envie un correo a pwnamispanishsptgrp@gmail.com o visite https://nami-pw.org/support-groups/   
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Mental Health America’s

Tools to Thrive Toolkit

This toolkit is loaded with helpful activities, webinars, and excellent podcasts relating to mental health, wellness, resiliency and trauma. In this toolkit you can expect to see tip sheets and activities designed to improve one’s overall wellness by

  • practicing radical acceptance
  • processing trauma and stress
  • managing frustration and anger
  • dealing with the worst-case scenario
  • dealing with change
  • and prioritizing self-care

The Awkward Conversation

Video Courtesy of The National Council for Behavioral Health

Don’t miss an opportunity to talk about mental health and wellness with your friends, loved ones, and others. Conversations about mental health don’t have to be awkward. Learn how to respond when someone tells you they’re not okay by registering for an upcoming Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) class today.