CHIP Mental Wellness Working Group

This group’s goal for 2021-2023 is:
To increase individual and collective resiliency by building the capacity of peers and community-based groups to strengthen social connectedness for those experiencing depression and/or anxiety

Co-Chairs: Sandi Walters and Timothy Ranney-Blake

2022 (Year 2 of 3)

Active Members: Amanda Mankowski, Amy Timmins, Elizabeth Quirk, Gretchen Emond, Kat Allen, Kemah Wilson, Kena Vescovi, Kirsten Levitt, Ricia Elwell-Socci

Activities

  • eCPR Initial Training – January 18-20
    8 people representing 3 community organizations completed the 12-hour course and were certified as practitioners of EmotionalCPR
  • Working Group Meeting – January 26, 3:00-4:30pm
    Meeting notes  2022.1.26
  • CHIP Network Meeting – February 2, 3-4:30
    CHIP 2021-2023 Year 2 launch  
  • eCPR Practitioners’ Gathering – March 24
  • Working Group Meeting – May 4, 3:00-4:30pm
    Meeting notes 2022_05_04
  • eCPR Practitioners’ Gathering – May 10
  • eCPR Training – May-June 2022 – Community Action Pioneer Valley staff, supervisors, and participants completed the 12-hour course and were certified as practitioners of eCPR
  • Working Group Meeting – October 12, 3:00-4:30PM

2021 (Year 1 of 3)

Active Work Group Members: Amanda Mankowski, Amy Timmins, Elizabeth Alwan, Elizabeth Quirk, Gretchen Emond, Jazz Peck, Kat Allen, Kena Vescovi, Kirsten Levitt, Mary McClintock, etc

Action Plan (developed prior to Year 1):  CHIP Action Plan: Anxiety and Depression Work Group