Mental Health First Aid
Teaches members of the community how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in their friends and neighbors to increase the chances people get the help they need as soon as possible. Click below to see dates for upcoming free virtual trainings for community members:
Want to be healthier and feel better? These self-management classes are led by health experts who understand your needs because many have faced similar health challenges. Vermonters who complete these workshops see big improvements in their health—and their overall well-being. Courses include:
- Diabetes management and diabetes prevention
- Quit smoking
- Chronic disease management
- Chronic pain management
- Emotional wellness
For help choosing a class that works for you or registering, contact Rorie Dunphey: firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-324-9198.
The LAH2S-RCC YouTube channel features short videos from local practitioners with a variety of techniques people in your organization can use to improve wellness.
Eat Smart, Move More is a six-class distance learning opportunity through UVM extension, supporting families to be healthier and more food secure. Includes interactive instruction, recipes, and workouts. Click here to learn more.
There is help to quit smoking or vaping:
- My Healthy Vermont: classes
- 802 Quits: offers plans and support.
- Resources for teens looking to quit smoking or vaping: My Life, My Quit.
- More resources here.
HEART M.O.M. (Meeting Other Moms) Group: supporting families from hospital to home. A 6 week series for anyone who identifies as a mom in the pregnant or postpartum period (up to 18 months), to talk about the ups and downs of parenting.
- To register: (802) 782-0978 or email@example.com
- Tuesdays 5/11-6/22, 1:30- 2:30 https://zoom.us/j/93563503587
Parent Workgroup: Ongoing group for caregivers and parents of tweens and teens. Click here to learn more about how to join this supportive community group.
Collective Community Garden
Growing food empowers our communities, but it can be hard to start. Joining a GrowTeam for 2-4 hours a week sets you up with access to land and a garden mentor. Our local GrowTeam will be at Stowe Community Garden, and there is a BIPOC GrowTeam in Winooski. GrowTeams are open to the community, and the most important requirement is that folks are excited to learn to grow food for themselves. Sign up and get more information.