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Speakers Bureau

Does your school, office, community group or organization need help addressing Mental Health?

Request a Speaker

In an effort to bring about better understanding and acceptance, MHAW offers speakers on a variety of topics concerning mental health challenges and mental illnesses. Topics can include:

  • Suicide Prevention
  • Mental Health First Aid (How to intervene when someone shows signs of a MH condition)
  • Workplace Wellness
  • Myths and Realities About Mental Illness and Recovery
  • Dual Disorders: Mental Illness and Substance Use and Abuse
  • Mental Health Challenges Beneath Physical Health Conditions
  • How to Get Help When Your Loved One Has A Mental Illness


Alexis Rodgers, LMSW
Coordinator for Community Outreach & Education
631-471-7242 ext.1315

Incorporating Peers into Your Organization’s Workforce

Data indicates that when peer work is added to traditional services, outcomes are enhanced and services are more effective. Peer Workers offer unique skills and personal perspectives that engage service recipients and give staff and customers the opportunity to see peers successfully functioning in productive social roles
In order to capitalize on this opportunity, professional and paraprofessional staff may need support to transition to a peer-friendly workforce. MHAW’s Careers in Recovery staff can help build a culture of success for your organization as you incorporating a peer worker by addressing staff concerns and developing job descriptions.

Contact:                                                                                                                                                                                 Tracy Puglisi

Coordinator of Peer and Recovery & Wellness Education
631-471-7242 x 1302


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