We are thrilled and grateful to see the passing of SB 803, the Peer Support Specialist Certification Program Act. This historic legislation will establish statewide peer support training and certification standards for peer support services - formally acknowledging and validating the important, critical work people with lived experience bring to mental health services. Many thanks to Gavin Newsom, Senator Beall, Sally Zinman, the California Association of Mental Health Peer Run Organizations, and the many others who advocated for this much needed legislation.
PAAT is a committee of peers that work to advocate for those served by the mental health system, educate our community about mental illness, promote wellness and recovery, reduce stigma, and provide support for those living with mental illness.
We embrace the concepts of wellness, service, and compassion for all. PAAT enhances and strengthens services for people living with mental illness, their families, and loved ones by:
The Peer Advisory and Advocacy Team welcomes anyone who is looking to be a part of a group of peers, mentors, friends and volunteers who share a passion to help shape community's mental health landscape. PAAT also provides a platform for voicing comments, observations, complaints, and concerns about our community's Mental Health, wit decisive intentions to build a comprehensive mental health system that affirms, supports, and assists every member of our community.
Pour Over Political Advocacy Meeting: Every First (1st) Monday of each month | 9:30am-11:00am | via ZOOM
General Meeting: Every Second (2nd) Monday of each month | 11:00am-12:30pm | via ZOOM
Planning and Input Meeting: Every Fourth (4th) Monday of each month | 11:00am-12:30pm | via ZOOM