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Supporting Employees with Mental Health Conditions: A Short Case Scenario on Creating a Culture of Understanding

Building a positive culture that promotes understanding and support in the workplace requires intent, thought, and commitment. It’s an ongoing process that every employer should attend to. Of course, there is no shortage of competing priorities, and the need to address workplace mental health can catch managers and employees off guard. This new case scenario explores just such a case, where a conversation with an employee prompts a manager to find ways to address mental health without forcing any individual to disclose anything about themselves directly. What steps can a manager take to foster a strong workplace mental health culture …

CAFE TAC and AMPSS Present: Mike and Meg Starring in The CPIEM

CAFE TAC and our friends from the Association of Mississippi Peer Support Specialists (AMPSS) recently introduced a brand new resource, The Consumer Pathways to Inclusion and Engagement Model (CPIEM) in the webinar CAFE TAC and AMPSS Present: Mike and Meg Starring in The CPIEM. View the recording here! The CPIEM is a guide book created by peers, for peers, to help them develop the skills they need to turn their lived mental health experience into meaningful change in the mental health system of care. The CPIEM is designed to help people in recovery use their voice to help others walking …

Beyond Peer Support: Peer Leaders Inspiring Systems-Level Change

The CAFÉ TA Center recently hosted Beyond Peer Support: Peer Leaders Inspiring Systems-Level Change, a conversation about leadership roles people with lived experience are embracing to infuse peer support and recovery values into the systems that serve people with mental health conditions. View the recording here! As peer support continues to grow, people with lived experience are being employed in organizations and systems throughout the country to inspire others on their journey of healing, wellness, and recovery. While this means progress in the growth of the lived experience workforce and appreciation for its value, when it comes to career development, professional …

About The CAFE TA Center

The CAFÉ TA Center is a program of The Family Café, a cross-disability organization that has been connecting individuals with information, training and resources since 1998. The Center is supported by SAMHSA to operate one of its five national technical assistance centers; providing technical assistance, training, and resources that facilitate the restructuring of the mental health system through effective consumer directed approaches for adults with serious mental illnesses across the country.

We Exist to Help You

The CAFÉ TA Center is committed to providing quality training to consumers and advocates throughout the country. Consumers in the community need the right knowledge and tools to effectively organize, speak for themselves, and thrive in their daily lives. Thanks to the technology available, it has become relatively easy to connect with consumers and advocates and share resources without having to ask people to interrupt their daily routines by traveling to attend training.

Check Our Resource Bank

The CAFÉ TA Center is committed to connecting consumers, advocates and organizations with information and resources that can make a real difference for them, regardless of where they come from. That’s why we have created this section, to house those resources that partners, experts, peers and advocates and developed and chosen to share with others. We truly believe that our advocacy and capacity can be greatly enhanced by working together, not only across states and SAMHSA programs, but also across the entire spectrum of healthcare and human services advocacy.

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