About The Collaborative
Welcome to the Greater Bay Area Mental Health and Education Workforce Collaborative website. We have a long name, but it reflects our partners and our purpose.
The Collaborative represents many different counties, agencies, organizations, and institutions, all committed to expanding the Bay Area's public mental health workforce. Today, mental health practice is focused on creating hope and supporting wellness, recovery and resiliency for people living with mental illness. Our goal is to create a workforce that understands and supports wellness and recovery, is culturally and linguistically competent, and includes consumers and family members throughout the mental health system.
Through our regular meetings and joint projects, the Collaborative aims to "connect the dots" between providers, educators, consumers and family members to develop strategies and systems that will encourage and enable people to enter the mental health field.
Please take a look at the different areas on our site - we have posted our workforce tools and created links to local, statewide and national mental health organizations. We hold regular meetings and you can find these dates on our calendar, as well as learn about upcoming conferences.
You can also read through our meeting minutes, review our work plan and link directly to the thirteen Bay Area counties along with educational partners and community based organizations who who participate in the Collaborative.
Thank you for visiting. Please let us know if you would like more information or have a recommendation for the site.
Kimberly Mayer, MSSW
California Institute for Mental Health
View the Three Year Work Plan