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Peers Helping Peers

Neighborhood Safety

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.

This program is funded by the Division of Behavioral Health Services through the voter approved Proposition 63, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)