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Peers Helping Peers Set to Expand to Oakmont High School

With funding from Proposition 63, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), HEC developed Peers Helping Peers (PHP), a community driven initiative intended to prepare people to be mental health navigators. Over 100 residents have been trained by PHP with many going on to lead Community Projects for Spanish-speaking and youth residents to improve their mental well-being by learning coping skills, exploring interests and hobbies and building connections with new people.

With new funding from the city of Roseville, HEC will bring PHP training to the health academy at Oakmont High School in Roseville. Beginning in March, interested students will go through a 7 week training to learn about mental health stigma and reduction, empowering students to support their peers experiencing challenges.

To date, more than 250 community members have completed the PHP program. Many of them have returned to facilitate trainings and continue working towards becoming community health leaders.