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MHSA Training and Technical Assistance

ACCESS provides training and technical assistance to counties, state agencies, clients, and communities to improve understanding of the MHSA. We also also promote meaningful stakeholder involvement in state and local mental health policy and program planning.

To enhance understanding of the MHSA and support the implementation of effective community-identified strategies we provide

  • in-person trainings

  • on-call technical assistance and coaching

  • educational webinars

  • e-learning modules

  • other resources

Since 2021, we have also been providing opportunities for justice-involved individuals living in the Superior and Southern Regions of California to have their voices heard. 

In-Person Trainings

ACCESS provides in-person MHSA trainings to community stakeholders and leaders and other key-decision makers in the California Public Mental Health System.

We provide Community Empowerment Workshops for clients/consumers​, peer support workers​, mental health advocates, ACCESS Ambassadors​, other community stakeholders​, and the general public. For local and statewide leaders we offer MHSA Leadership Training.

Click on a tab below to learn more about each training.


Upcoming Workshops


Community Empowerment Workshops

5 hour training with public meeting afterwards | Lunch provided (in-person only)

Target Audience

Clients/consumers​, Peer support workers​, Mental health advocates, ACCESS Ambassadors, Community stakeholders​, General public


Participants learn about the MHSA from it's beginnings to its current status. We specifically highlight its grassroots origin, key components, and its requirement for stakeholder involvement. Participants also learn about their rights under MHSA, how they can participate in the planning process, and applicable state and federal laws. We also provide a  have real-world opportunity for participants to advocate for services and policies that positively impact clients in their community. 

Registration Required

Technical Assistance

ACCESS Staff provides technical assistance to state leaders, county staff and local ag

  • on-call technical assistance and coaching

  • educational webinars

  • e-learning modules

  • other resources

Self-Paced Learning

Looking for Peer Specialist Support Certification training visit Cal Voices' WISE U program for information on attending an upcoming training.

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