Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

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The Heal Pod, a rectangular sound booth with bench for meditation.  Click to view article, New Wellness Program Encourages Meditation for Justice Services Clients

New Wellness Program Encourages Meditation for Justice Services Clients

The new Heal Pod, funded by the Mental Health Services Act, aims to test the effectiveness of mindfulness and mediation practices on mental health clients.

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County Publishes MHSA "Innovation" Program Evaluation

The Behavioral Health Department is excited to publish an evaluation of Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)-funded Innovation programs for the fiscal years of 2016-2020. This evaluation was conducted by faculty and students from the Master of Public Policy program at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) at San Luis Obispo.

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Now More than Ever We Need to Take Care of our Mental Health

The Behavioral Health Department is encouraging community members to be involved in May Mental Health Awareness Month.

Meeting Calendar

December 2022

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])

This "call to action" shows on every MHSA page.