A Mental Health Community Partner supports an individual in recovery and their support system when transitioning from a treatment setting to the community. A Partner employs a person centered, strengths-based, and culturally humble approach, and guides them in creating and achieving their wellness goals.
Meet with the individual and supporters weekly throughout the 90 day program
Mental Health Community Partners Trainings are offered online over 9 hours (3 half-days) of live instruction, with offline assignments. Additionally, trainees have access to optional self-paced skill-building modules, for up to 20 total hours of continuing education credit.
Stigma & Perspectives of Illness
Self-Compassion & Self-Care
Trauma & Mind-Body Health
An Mental Health Community Partner is:
Is a professional, paraprofessional, or peer supporting youth aged 12+ and adults managing behavioral health conditions and their families
Connected to an MHCP Partner Site in New York State
Works in New York State
Up to 20 renewable clock credit hours for CASAC Counselors, Peer Support Specialists, Family Peer Advocates, Youth Peer Advocates, and other qualifying professions
Certification to deliver the Mental Health Community Partners model through your agency to the local community
Invitation to the Mental Health Association in New York State (MHANYS) Family Engagement Summit to network with other certified Partners
Ongoing technical assistance from MHANYS in the form of marketing support, webinars, call-in support meetings, newsletters, evaluation support, etc.
Eligible for Mental Health Community Partner recertification at no cost
Eligible for MHANYS CarePath Coach Training certification at a reduced cost
To access free Mental Health Community Partners Certification Training, your organization must be an approved Partner Site.
Albany Housing Authority
Behavioral Health Services North
Beacon Place, LLC
Capital District Recovery Center
Cayuga Counseling Services
Center for Independence of the Disabled New York
City of Albany: Love Your Block
Community Connections of Franklin County
Created for Greatness Leadership Group
Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc.
Endorphins Mind Body
FREE Success Community Care Clinic
Hutchings Psychiatric Center
Joseph’s House and Shelter
Liberated Life Coaching
Living Positive, Inc.
Mental Health Advocates of Western New York
Mental Health America of Dutchess County
Mental Health Association in Jefferson County
Mental Health Association in Niagara County
Mental Health Association in Tompkins County
Mental Health Association of Genesee & Orleans Counties
Military Family Foundation
Move 2B Moved
National Alliance on Mental Illness Huntington
New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Inc. (NYAPRS)
Northern Region Center for Independent Living
NYS Office of Mental Health
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
OLV Human Services
Seasoned Salt Mental Health Counseling, LLC
SEAT (Social Enterprise and Training) Center
Services for the Underserved
The HUMANS Initiative
The Rural Outreach Center
The Wellness Continuum and Community Outreach
West Hill Neighborhood Association
YWCA of the Greater Capital Region
If your organization is not listed, check out: Why be a Mental Health Community Partner Site?
Accessing free MHCP Certification Trainings requires 3 easy steps:
Ready to bring MHCP to your community? Check out upcoming training dates and submit your application today!
The Mental Health Community Partners Team talks “All About MHCP” – what it is, how it works, and why we love it. Listen in to learn: Who is MHCP for? How does MHCP support families? How does MHCP provide meaningful care, and continuity of care? How does MHCP support diverse families & communities? What opportunities exist to get involved in MHCP? Why should agencies get staff trained & certified in MHCP?
Featuring MHCP Director Deborah Faust, Assistant Director Michelle G. Garcia, and Program Specialist Megan Spagnola. Facilitated by Production Manager Cohen Miles-Rath.
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