Each Mind Matters

Each Mind Matters is millions of individuals and thousands of organizations working to advance mental health. We are California’s Mental Health Movement.

Each Mind Matters is California’s Mental Health Movement. We are millions of individuals and thousands of organizations working to advance mental health. The mental health movement certainly didn’t start with us, but Each Mind Matters was created to unite all of us who share a vision of improved mental health and equality.

Every day, millions of people face stigma related to mental health because they or their loved ones are facing a challenge. Many of these people feel isolated and alone, going years before receiving any help. Our goal is to amplify the voices of all people who want to put an end to this stigma, creating a community where everyone feels comfortable reaching out for the support they deserve.

SB 906 ALERT! Health Committee Hearing Date is Tomorrow, March 14, at 1:30 PM!

Dear Stakeholders,
The positive CA Senate Health Committee Bill Analysis in posted.
Click HERE to READ ANALYSIS and see if your organization was one that wrote a support letter. It’s not too late to write a letter in support, see template below-it will be added to the next analysis!
Tomorrow is the SB 906 (Beall and Anderson) “Certified Support Specialist (CSS)” Committee Hearing. See more below. Please lend your voice to this effort however you can!
Also below the SB 906 Fact Sheet, the Stakeholder Historical Timeline and the vetted 17 Stakeholder Recommendations.
Please share this information with all your colleagues and peers and thanks so much!
Send a Support Letter to the Legislative Committee
emails are at bottom of letter in CC
Please send letter ASAP to be counted in analysis for Senate Committee Hearing
Lend Your Voice at the Senate Health Committee Hearing
March 14, 2018, 1:30 PM
Sacramento Capitol Building
John L. Burton Hearing Room 4203
Measure: S.B.No. 906 Author: Beall & Anderson
Summary: Medi-Cal: mental health services: peer, parent, transition-age, and family support specialist certification.

SB 906 Support Letter

Fill out the template!
Email your letter today!

SB 906 Support Letter Template

Fill out the above template!
Email your letter today!

SB 906 makes sense from both a policy and fiscal perspective and will provide more comprehensive assistance to people in need. Please do your part to bring California up to speed with the rest of the nation in recovery and resiliency services through a State protocol for Medi-CAL billing and Certification of peer and family support specialists.

SB 906: Peer Certification 
introduced by
Senator Beall and Senator Anderson

CAMHPRO and California stakeholders
We look forward to working with both Senators, co authors Hertzberg and Pan, and the bill’s sponsor, the Steinberg Institute, to bring long awaited peer certification to California.

SB 906 The Bill

Peer Provider Certification Fact Sheet

Peer Certification SB 906, First Hearing March 14: Send Support Letters Now!

Join the strong tide of California organizations, counties and people advocating for growth in high quality peer/family support services and peer specialist career development in supporting SB 906, to finally bring peer certification to California.



SB 906 (Beall (D) and Anderson (R) Goes to the Health Committee Wednesday March 14 at 1:30 pm.

Use these documents to make your voice heard

Health Committee Meeting:

State Capitol, Room 2191
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4111

CAMHPRO and California stakeholders look forward to working with both Senators, co authors Hertzberg and Pan, and the bill’s sponsor, the Steinberg Institute, to bring long awaited peer certification to California.

Extended ACAPS Application Deadline March 12

Get five weeks of accelerated peer specialist training

Alameda County Accelerated
Peer Specialist Program


Extended Application Deadline:
MARCH 12, 2018

ACAPS Participant Application


Find out by watching the
Previously Recorded Webinar

from Monday, Feb 26, 2018 

This webinar is for potential participants in the Alameda County Accelerated Peer Specialist Program (ACAPS), a training and placement program of the California Association of Peer Run Organizations (CAMHPRO.)

At this webinar you will learn the following:

  • The goals of ACAPS, an 18 month Alameda County focused program.
  • ACAPS training and employment partners
  • The kinds of trainings being offered
  • How to apply to be a participant of the trainings: Participant Application (PDF)

Alameda County Accelerated Peer Specialist Program (ACAPS)

Alameda County Accelerated
Peer Specialist Program


ACAPS Participant Application

  • Get five weeks of accelerated peer specialist training
  • Receive on-going employment mentorship and peer support
  • Find employment or volunteer positions at different mental health programs in Alameda County run by … La Familia, Alameda County Network of Mental
  • Health Clients, the Pool of Consumer Champions, and Bay Area Community

Training Schedule

First Training Cohort 

BestNow! (website)
Friday, April 13 through
Thursday, May 3
Every Monday, Wednesday,
Thursday, and Friday

PEERS (website)
Monday, May 21 through
Wednesday, May 23

Growing Through
Monday, June 11 through Friday,
June 15

Second Training Cohort

Monday, July 9 through
Thursday, July 26
Monday through Thursday

Monday, August 27 through
Wednesday, August 29

Growing Through
Monday, September 24 through
Friday, September 28

Third Training Cohort (optional)

Monday, October 8 through
Wednesday, October 10

Monday, October 22 through
Thursday, November 8
Monday through Thursday

Growing Through
Monday, December 10 through
Friday, December 14

For more information and an application, contact Melodee Au at 415-361- 0613

Thank you for your support:



What is CAMHPRO?


CAMHPRO, founded in 2012, is a 501(c)3 non-profit incorporated consumer-run statewide organization consisting of member entities, which are established, independent and successful consumer-run organizations, and individual consumer members.

CAMHPRO’s mission is: “to transform communities and the mental health system throughout California to empower, support, and ensure the rights of consumers, eliminate stigma, and advance self-determination for all those affected by mental health issues by championing the work of consumers and consumer-run organizations.”

The specific purpose of CAMHPRO is to promote the work and mission of peer run organizations devoted to advocacy and empowerment for mental health consumers.