SAMHSA Grant Opportunity: Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success State and Tribal Initiative
New Grant Opportunities
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New Grant Opportunities
The Center for Social Innovation
Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) Funding Opportunity
2015 Peer Health Reform Education Efforts
Please join us on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at 1 p.m. ET, for our monthly national networking teleconference, and on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at 2 p.m. ET, for a webinar on psychiatric advance directives. Please see the details below, in chronological order.
On Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at 1 p.m. ET, noon CT, 11 a.m. MT, 10 a.m. PT, the National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse will host its monthly national technical assistance and networking teleconference, facilitated by Clearinghouse director Susan Rogers. The call-in number is 866-906-0123; the pass code is 5037195#. If you would like to suggest an agenda item, please e-mail Susan Rogers email@example.com with "Agenda" in the subject line. The purpose of the calls is for consumer/survivor/ex-patient activists from around the U.S. to acquire and share information, and "network." In addition, if you plan to participate, even if you don't want to suggest an agenda item it would be helpful if you would email Susan Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org; this will make it easier to provide participants with teleconference minutes. Thanks! One more reminder: If you are participating in the call, please do not put the call on "hold" for any reason, because that will put EVERYONE on hold! If you need to leave the call for a few minutes, just leave your phone on mute (*6 both mutes and unmutes your phone) and come back when you're ready. Join us! If you would like a copy of any of the available previous minutes (beginning with July 2013), please email email@example.com. Looking forward to talking with you Monday!
The Clearinghouse is sponsoring a 90-minute webinar on Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs) on Dec. 18, 2014, at 2 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. CT, noon MT, 11 a.m. PT, 9 a.m. in Hawaii. The webinar, entitled "Psychiatric Advance Directives: Why and How to Use this Vital Recovery Tool," will feature presentations by Sue Walther, executive director of the Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania, and Adam Nester, public policy manager at the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania. PADs are a legal health care tool that outlines the preferences of an individual with a mental health condition in regard to treatment, and designates a trusted advocate to make decisions on their behalf if they are incapacitated. This webinar will help individuals with a mental health condition, family members, and mental health providers to understand and utilize this important recovery tool. For more information or to register, click here.
Call For Nominations
We are pleased to solicit nominations for the Center for Dignity Recovery and Empowerment Fellowship Program funded by counties through the California Mental Health Authority (CalMHSA). 25 fellowships will be awarded to emerging leaders in the field of mental health and recovery from the U.S. and abroad.
Eligibility: Passionate, emerging leaders who utilize innovative approaches to mobilize/contribute to their communities for the advancement of mental health wellness, emphasizing dignity, recovery and empowerment. Leaders should currently be working on or piloting specific projects that address positive wellness and recovery in their community (e.g. mental health stigma reduction, suicide prevention, culturally responsive practices, spirituality). They will need to commit to this project for one year under the mentorship of prominent leaders in the field and with the support of other fellows*.
For more information, download our FAQ Sheet,
Description of the Fellowship Program: The Center’s one-year leadership development program prepares emerging community leaders to become transformational leaders, creating significant and innovative improvements within their communities related to mental health wellness and recovery.
Selected fellows will participate in:
Tools for Change Forum 2015. The program will be a one day pre-conference forum on February 17, 2015 and prior to the International Together against Stigma Conference being held February 18- 20 2015 in San Francisco. Through a series of interactive workshops, small group work and a workshop presentation during the two-day conference, fellows will: 1) strengthen their leadership skills in such areas as advocacy, system change, and community engagement; 2) work on leadership strategy for activating their communities in regard to their specific projects; and 3) establish networks and mentor/mentee relationships with prominent leaders in the field of mental health and recovery.
Project implementation under the mentorship of established leaders. As a follow-up, fellows will work with prominent mentors over the course of the year to implement their specific projects to enhance and reach the wider community, while also involving and collaborating with other change agents in their communities.
Community of Practice. Using social media, webinars and e-learning activities, fellows will share findings, successes and challenges of their respective projects.
Nomination Procedures and Format: The nominator should complete the nomination form and submit required materials on the on-line application form or firstname.lastname@example.org by December 15, 2014:
1) One-page cover letter describing the nominee’s strengths and contributions, and why the nominee is a good fit for the Fellowship Program;
2) CV or resume of nominee;
3) Description of current innovative project that the nominee is pursuing in the community (1 page);
4) 3 references
Nominations will be reviewed by Selection Committee, with final candidates being selected and notified by January 5th, 2015.
*Individuals representing or working in diverse, unserved and/or underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Psychiatric Advance Directives: Why and How to Use this Vital Recovery Tool
The National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse is sponsoring a 90-minutewebinar on Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs) on Thursday, December 18, 2014, at 2 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. CT, noon MT, 11 a.m. PT.
PADs are a legal health care tool that outlines the preferences of an individual with a mental health condition in regard to treatment, and designates a trusted advocate to make decisions on their behalf if they are incapacitated. This webinar will help individuals with a mental health condition, family members, and mental health providers to understand and utilize this important recovery tool.
The webinar will feature presentations by Sue Walther, executive director of the Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania, and Adam Nester, public policy manager at the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Topics that will be covered include how to complete a PAD for yourself or with a family member or service participant, and providing greater clarity to individuals with mental health conditions and trusted advocates (often family members) as to their roles in advance mental health care planning.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.