Brush up on the MHSA or learn something new
ACCESS offers two types of in-person trainings: (1) MHSA Leadership Trainings; and (2) Community Empowerment Workshops. While both trainings focus on key aspects of the MHSA, they are designed for very different audiences. It is important that participants receive the training content that is best suited to their learning needs.
MHSA Leadership Trainings teach participants about their responsibilities under the MHSA and how to effectively implement the MHSA's six General Standards and Community Program Planning Process requirements. Attendees are leaders in positions of sufficient authority and influence to bring about important changes in the PMHS.
Community Empowerment Workshops educate participants about their rights under the MHSA, including its requirements related to the Community Program Planning Process and meaningful stakeholder involvement in public mental health planning, development, oversight, and evaluation. This Workshop was developed for ACCESS Ambassadors, clients, family members, parents/caregivers, transition age youth, peer support workers, mental health advocates, providers, community stakeholders, and agency staff.
ACCESS additionally hosts an end of year annual conference.
ACCESS Annual Conference informs clients, leadership, and other mental health advocates about the progress ACCESS has made in the last year in research and advocacy about a client-driven public mental health system.
Full descriptions of each training are provided below, along with scheduled dates of free trainings held throughout the state and a link to register for our upcoming trainings. Please note, ACCESS only offers 15 free trainings each year. Mental health agencies and community organizations can contact us to book either training at a cost of $5,000. Discounts are available for agencies that book multiple trainings.
ACCESS offers two types of in-person trainings: (1) MHSA Leadership Trainings; and (2) Community Empowerment Workshops. While both trainings focus on key aspects of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), they are designed for very different audiences. Descriptions and upcoming training dates are provided below.
Please note, ACCESS only delivers 15 free trainings each year. Once we have met this limit, we can still provide our trainings for a fee. The cost of each training is listed within the descriptions below.