Mental Health Share Shop
The Healthy Lifestyle Committee continues to collaborate with the Mental Health Share Shop in addressing the access and navigation of mental health services and decreasing the stigma of mental healthcare. Currently, the Share Shop meets monthly to bring together local mental health providers, consumers and referral agencies to identify gaps in mental health services. On January 10th, the Executive Director of the N.E.W. Mental Health Connection spoke at the Mental Health Share Shop to explain their goals & objectives for 2013. Following the presentation, an invitation was offered to Mental Health Share Shop Members to partner and become more regional in mental health efforts. Two of these collaborative efforts include:
1) No Wrong Door Training: The No Wrong Door community philosophy supports entry into mental health services through any venue – mental health service providers, law enforcement, schools, places of worship, health and human service agencies, county services, etc. No Wrong Door means that a person gets to the right service at the right time at the right place. No Wrong Door Training is scheduled to be offered to front line staff of mental health providers sometime in May 2013.
2) PACE + Database: A community-based web application designed to create strong partnerships among agencies to coordinate services in order to meet client needs. Pace + provides an automated Electronic Referral Management System. The goal for "connecting" mental health providers and referral sources would be accomplished with implementing this software program.
The Mental Health Share Shop is very excited to be a part of this exciting new partnership!