For any organization, recruiting, managing and retaining qualified professional staff is an essential part of doing business. For consumer mental health organizations, taking care of their employees while providing quality services to the community is an even more complex challenge. Not only must organizations ensure that the supports and services their employees provide are of the highest quality, but they also need to accommodate the the wellness of the peer support workers they employ.
In the latest Focus, CAFE TAC offers some advice on how consumer organizations can support the wellness of the peers they support, particularly in times of behavioral health crisis. It includes twelve steps organizations can take to prepare to accommodate the needs of employees with lived experience, support them through crisis and build upon their resiliency and strengths. Check it out here.