Each of our community-level strategies has a workgroup of community stakeholders collaborating around a particular focus to achieve a common goal.
School Based Mental Health
School Based Mental Health Services Working Group
Goal: To provide Brown County students with barriers to traditional mental health clinical care with access to mental health services in their schools.
Workplace Mental Wellness
Mental Wellness and the Workplace Working Group
Goal: To create supportive workplace environments by engaging workplaces to assist in identifying, adopting, or enhancing policies or practices that are supportive of employee mental health and their seeking of mental healthcare services when needed.
Non-Mental-Health Professional Role & Education Development
Embedding Education Working Group
Goal: To take advantage of and enhance existing relationships between individuals and organizations to deliver mental health content, resources, and tools that individuals can act on.
By providing non-mental-health professionals (HR professionals, managers, librarians, vocational resource experts, Medicaid professionals, etc.) with education and other resources about mental health and mental healthcare access, they can become trusted, informed, and supportive access points for mental health support and care especially for those who are more at risk of poor mental health, such as the unemployed, those unable to work, and the working poor.
Faith Leader Working Group
Goal: To assist faith leaders in growing their knowledge, attitudes, and practices about mental health and mental health access to better support their parishioners’ mental health and mental health needs.
Improved Access and Community Capacity
Inter-agency Relationship Working Group
Goal: To develop “No Wrong Door” access to mental healthcare in our community, which means that front line staff of mental healthcare organizations direct those seeking services to appropriate services beyond their own organization if their organization cannot accommodate a particular need in a timely manner.
On-line Information and Access Working Group
Goal: To identify and implement a comprehensive information system about mental health services in our community and mental health concerns and topics to allow the providers as well as individuals with mental healthcare concerns to be able to identify the most suitable care from the most appropriate provider.
Trainee Working Group
Goal: To create a robust homegrown workforce of employment-ready therapists. By working together, training programs will be expanded in the community and will alleviate the backlog of graduated MSW and clinical students who have not been able to complete their training requirements and lead to more trained providers in the community.