The Worksite Wellness Committee and Mason City Youth Task Force are partnering
to offer two courses on Mental Health First Aid. Attendees will learn to identify
signs of mental health challenges and disorders, get the latest statistics on North
Iowa’s Mental Health, and receive a guide of helpful resources.
Participants will also receive an official certification from "Mental Health First Aid USA,"
coursework manual, and resource guides. On April 25, the course will be geared toward
people who work with or have employees ages 12-18 years old. On April 30, the course will
focus on people who work with or employ adults. These are two separate certifications.
Heather Jacobs of Mason City Youth Task Force and Captain Mike McKelvey of the Mason
City Police Department are the trained instructors for the youth program. The instructors for the adult course are Mike & Robin Schwickerath from Four Oaks of Iowa.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This training is intended to reduce the stigma and educate employees about the importance of mental health at home and in the workplace.
Each course is limited to 30 participants. Registration is $30 per course, or $50 for BOTH
courses. Registration fee includes food and beverages; course instructors and materials are
grant-funded. Sign up online at masoncityia.com or contact Kativa Weitzel or call 641.423.5724.
Youth Training | 8AM-5PM | Thursday, April 25 | Commerce Center
Adult Training | 8AM-5PM | Tuesday, April 30 | Commerce Center