Looking for a nurse volunteer to serve as a medical consultant for NJ Mental Health Association, Inc -Union County’s Wellness Programs. This is a special 12 week workshop called “Get Fit, Feel Great”; designed to improve physical health and overall knowledge on obesity, health and health dangers as it relates to weight and weight management. As such the medical professional/nurse will be responsible for weighing-in and taping via body measurements 7 weight loss participants bi-weekly. The medical consultant/nurse will also be responsible for facilitating a 45min – 1 hour group of their choice bi-weekly on various health topics to members at our SHC (self-help center). The population this program will serve are adults (18+), suffering from mental illness and/or co-occurring addictions.
We are looking to have volunteers for all 12 weeks, but does not have to be the same nurse volunteer.
The Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) in Union County provides direct services to support and educate individuals with mental health challenges and their family members.
The MHANJ is a statewide non-profit organization that strives for mental health for children and adults through advocacy, education, training, and services. Since 1948, the MHANJ has fulfilled its mission by responding to issues raised by consumers of mental health services, working for changes and promoting policies that protect their rights and fighting the stigma that makes mental health recovery difficult. The MHANJ also provides a program that directly assists consumers in need, reducing the strain on limited government resources.
We continue to be a driving force through our advocacy efforts, working to ensure that mental health consumers have a voice.