Peers Helping Peers
PHP (Peers Helping Peers): November 2020-January 2022
Peers Helping Peers is a CAL MHSA funded program aimed to reduce mental health stigma and improve mental wellness for youth and young adults (16-26) in Sacramento County. Participants engaged in a paid 7-week mental health training, social change project, and 40-80 hour social service internship. Youth have explored the following topics...
- Community building
- Mental health basics
- Resilience and trauma-informed care
- Healthy relationships
- Substance abuse prevention/intervention
- Workforce development
Community Health Leaders
Pictured: Ayana E, Flynn W, Garcia G, Her S, Mesfin N, Qureshi T, Vue M, Worku N
CHL (Community Health Leaders): March- April 2022
The Community Leadership Project served as an extension of our youth engagement work and supported the planning and implementation of our community health fair. Our CHL youth cohort were provided with an expansive opportunity to engage in community health leadership, team building, and high-level coordination of our 2022 "Health is Wealth"-Anthem Blue Cross Sponsored event.
Social Change Projects
PHP youth worked in small groups to identify a social issue, examine the cause and effects of these issues, and investigate the impacts that these issues have on their community. Youth were also tasked with the responsibility of developing prevention/intervention methods and discussing their plans to collectively address the topic of choice. Additionally, youth were expected to identify existing community resources that target social issues.