The Employer U Program at the University of Maine at Près Isle will host the first session of its series of four Mental Health for ‘Wealth’ workshops, which focuses on the mental health and wellbeing of the workforce. working in rural communities.
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine – The Employer U Program at the University of Maine at Près Isle will host the first session of its series of four Mental Health for ‘Wealth’ workshops, which focuses on the mental health and wellbeing of the workforce. working in rural communities.
The Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise session will take place on Thursday, February 17 from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom, and will be led by Angela Fileccia, LCSW, Healthy Life Resources Program Director at Northern Light Acadia Healthcare. This workshop will focus on mental health in the workplace and its impact on organizational success. All are welcome to attend this free virtual event.
Fileccia has 20 years of experience in the behavioral health field with deep expertise and knowledge of the mental, behavioral and social health needs of patients. She was director of care management at Maine’s largest FQHC and helped found Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse, a SAMSHSA model of evidence-based psychosocial rehabilitation for people with severe and persistent mental illness. In 2013, she received the Behavioral Health Excellence Award from the Maine Primary Care Association and won the Unsung Hero Award in 2016. She received the 2021 Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of Maine School of Social Work.
Currently, she directs Acadia’s holistic mental health and wellness program, Healthy Life Resources. This program works directly with employers to provide mental wellness services to employees, reduce the stigma associated with mental health services, educate employees about mental wellness, and support at-risk employees.
“The goal of these workshops is to help educate employers on how best to address issues of employee mental health, workplace violence, workplace substance abuse, workplace injury prevention and wellness. workforce,” said Kim Jones, director of Employer U. “In addition, presenters will provide self-help information, making these workshops relevant and beneficial for everyone.”
The workshop series is part of a larger rural health and wellness program Grand Challenge Pilot Initiative which includes more than 20 faculty and staff throughout the University of Maine system as well as Maine state officials.
All sessions are free and open to the public. All participants will be entered for a chance to win a $25 Shop N Save gift certificate (one winner per session will be randomly selected).
To register for one of the sessions, go to https://www.umpi.edu/employer-u/employeru-registration-form/ and select Mental Health for the “Wealth” workshop from the drop-down menu. For more information, contact Jones at [email protected] or 207-768-9459.
UMPI’s Employer U program, established in 2015, is designed to provide opportunities for continuous professional development through dynamic, personalized training that meets the unique workforce needs of its clients in Aroostook County, emphasizing the culture, resources and purpose of each organization. Employ U offers program content full of immersive and hands-on experiences, and in a variety of ways to ensure that participants, regardless of their learning style, are able to understand, retain and apply information. Existing programs, such as American Management Association certification, Young Professionals Institute, and CEU courses for K-12 educators, are delivered through Employer U, with new offerings added frequently for address relevant topics in the workplace of today and tomorrow.