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The Entertainment Community Fund, along with the National Council for Mental Wellbeing and kate spade new york, will offer targeted mental health resources and support to New York City/New Jersey arts industry professionals, including playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists.

As an extension of kate spade new york’s social impact mission focused on mental health and wellbeing, this project will provide funded Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) trainings to members of the performing arts and entertainment community who reside in the New York City/New Jersey metro area.

Managed and operated by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, MHFA is a skills-based training that teaches people how to identify, understand, and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health or substance use challenges in adults ages 18 and over. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it builds mental health literacy, providing an Action Plan that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental health or substance use challenge.

The training sessions will be held on the following dates:

  • Virtual: Monday, November 7, 10 am – 4 pm ET
  • In-person at Soho Works: Monday, November 14, 9 am – 4 pm ET
  • In-person at Soho Works: Monday, December 5, 9 am – 4 pm ET
  • Virtual: Monday, December 12, 10 am – 4 pm ET

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