The Behavioral Health Provider Coalition of Cape Cod and the Islands Fund, a project of the Cape Cod Foundation
The Coalition was formed in 2013 with the goal of addressing the fragmentation and confusion surrounding the behavioral health services available to the Cape & Islands community
Monthly Coalition Meetings
At our monthly meetings local agencies and clinicians present the types of services they provide and share information regarding current research. This is also a platform to discuss gaps in care and potential solutions.
Behavioral Health Summit
The Cape Cod and Islands Behavioral Health Summit is our signature event where we bring together healthcare providers of diverse disciplines to gain insight into new research, learn of local evidence based initiatives and to network with a wide range of healthcare providers. This event is held annually in October at the Hyannis Resort and Conference Center.
Mental Health First Aid
The Coalition facilitates Mental Health First Aid Training led by Sergeant Kevin Marshall of the Nantucket Police Department. “Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it does build mental health literacy, helping the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness.” (mentalhealthfirstaid.org)
Annual Holiday Meeting
Each December we hold a networking meeting where we work together to prepare stockings for our community’s homeless men and women in our community. We take time out of our busy schedule to enjoy delectable, but light food, pleasant conversation and do good work.
Dance in the Rain Peer to Peer Mental Health Center is built by a group of peers that developed the courage to help themselves move forward and in turn fill a vital gap in the existing mental health system free of charge.
We not only deal with mental health issues our peers also live with addictions, alcoholism , homelessness, stigma and other issues.
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