Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

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Local Veterans and their family members enjoy a Veterans Outreach event in Morro Bay.

SLO County Veterans Open The Door To Services At Escape Rooms

Thirty local military veterans and family member are set to learn about mental health services and enjoy the escape rooms at The Puzzle Effect next Saturday.

County of San Luis Obispo Raises Awareness During Suicide Prevention Month

County of San Luis Obispo Behavioral Health Department is raising awareness of suicide prevention during the month of September.

Behavioral Health team presented the innovation projects to the state’s Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission.

Innovative New Programs Serve Young Children, LGBTQ Clients

Two new projects from the Behavioral Health Department will bolster services for young children and LGBTQ clients across SLO County.

Annual Update 30-Day Preview 2019-2020

Mental Health Services Act Annual Update Posted for 30-Day Public Review

The Behavioral Health Department has released its Annual Update of Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) plans and programs.

MHSA Annual Update Cover

Mental Health Services Act Update and Plan Approved

The Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Annual Update to the Three-Year Plan for Fiscal Years 2017-20 for San Luis Obispo County's Mental Health Services Act activities was approved by the County Board of...

Meeting Calendar

January 2020
MAC Meeting 1/29/20 4:00 PM Innovation Meeting 1/29/20 3:00 PM

MHSA addresses a broad continuum of prevention, early intervention and community services and support needs and the necessary infrastructure, technology and training elements that will effectively support this system.

The following Components have been planned and are being implemented in San Luis Obispo County:

  1. Community Services and Supports (CSS)
  2. Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI)
  3. Workforce Education and Training (WET)
  4. Capital Facilities and Technological Needs (CFTN)
  5. Innovation (INN)

You can view a complete list of MHSA programs here: San Luis Obispo County MHSA Programs FY 18-19

Community Stakeholder Information

To access the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)funds, counties are required to develop work plans based on targeted components to carry out the goals and objectives of  the Mental Health Services Act. These plans must be created in collaboration with consumers, family members, providers, and other community stakeholders. These plans, outlined in the annual update, are then open for review to stakeholders for 30 days before taken to the Behavioral Health Board for a final hearing.

For more information on upcoming stakeholder meetings, please contact Rebecca Redman (805-781-4754; [email protected])

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