Consumer Pathways to Inclusion and Engagement Model (CPIEM)

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Consumer Pathways to Inclusion and Engagment Model (CPIEM)!

The Consumer Pathways to Inclusion and Engagement Model, aka “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 the same path;
  • enable them to better understand themselves and their recovery; and
  • use that understanding to foster systems change and the growth of person‐centered, strengths‐based, recovery-focused approaches to the mental health system in their states and communities.

The CPIEM is a robust document made up of multiple modules with a variety of resources that peers can use in finding their own path from lived experience to active advocacy.

There are five modules in the series that lay out a path through understanding ones own strengths and abilities, identifying ways to engage in the public conversation about mental health, preparing and engaging, and reviewing your growth to figure out what you have learned and how you can apply it going forward. 

  1. Who Am I
  2. My Tiers of Competencies
  3. My Engagement Opportunities
  4. Preparing Myself and Participating
  5. Reviewing My Growth

Throughout your journey, our two CPIEM guides, Mike the Microphone and Meg the Megaphone share some tips and provide encouragement to help you on our path to advocacy.

The CPIEM also includes appendices with a collection of motivational quotes, a resource catalog, and more!

The entire workbook can be viewed on this page below. You can also download the full CPIEM workbook by clicking here.

You can also view a recording of an introductory webinar about the CPIEM, featuring a panel of peers that worked on its development, here.

The CPIEM cycle graphic
Mike and Meg

If you happen to have something you’d like to share for consideration to be added to the CPIEM (maybe a resource, or a testimony), please share it here!