Peer-Supported Self Management
Our core focus is recovery through peer supported self-management. Peer Providers work together with licensed mental health clinicians, service professionals, and mental health care teams to provide ongoing, intensive case management and support to clients experiencing pre-, post- and acute crisis situations.
As part of care management teams, our peers are integrated within the continuum of support and services to provide short-term (60-day), intensive case management and peer support to stabilize and connect individuals with ongoing services. We currently partner with organizations and agencies in San Francisco and Marin County.
Peer support and services for individuals include:
- Defining and developing recovery goals and the steps one can take towards them
- Connecting to community services and groups
- Finding opportunities for learning and education
- Teaching and practicing self-care and coping skills
- Making and attending appointments with service providers
- Developing a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP ®)
- Connecting with other peer supports
- Skills training in developing supportive relationships
- Client advocacy
Peer Providers also conduct outreach and engagement to individuals living with mental health challenges who might not be interested in services but could benefit from them. We also provide acute mental health crisis response in the community.
On-Going Services and Support
Depending on the goals for recovery and support needs, peers may continue to receive extended peer support after the completion of the short-term (60-day) transition period. The length of service ranges between additional 60 to 90 days.
We currently only work directly with community agencies and healthcare organizations through joint partnerships. Please contact your case management agency, healthcare provider, or insurance provider if they are a partner organization.
If your organization is interested in providing this service through a partnership with MHASF, contact Mark Salazar at [email protected] or 415-341-9517.
2017-2018 Fiscal Year
Reported less distress after services
More likely to use services post-intervention