Education and Support.


TMHCA’s Education and Support is the result of a grant from the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to administer Peer Programs and trainings throughout Tennessee. The annual trainings focus on best and evidence-based strengths model of mental health that teach and train peers to help others. Peer programs include Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), Peer Counseling Training, Building Recovery & Individual Dreams & Goals through Education & Support (BRIDGES), and Mental Health First Aid.

Program Elements

The Regional Advocacy Program follows its traditional role in helping consumers advocate for services, supports and consumer rights. Trained advocates assisted consumers in the community and operate a state-wide advocacy telephone hotline. Advocates participate in state and regional mental health councils and agency advisory boards to bring the consumer voice into decision-making. Advocates train other consumers in self-advocacy and system change methods. Each year TMHCA Advocates also sponsor several legislative trainings and a statewide consumer conference.

TMHCA’s Peer Center is a place designed for individuals that have received mental health services, past or present, eighteen years of age or older. It is a mechanism for social change with an extraordinary value placed on education, independence and recovery. TMHCA’s Peer Center is located in Memphis, Tennessee.

TMHCA offers housing at two locations in Tennessee. The Beers Van Gogh Center of Excellence (Memphis) and McMinnville Integrated Housing are multipurpose facilities where people with mental illness and/or substance use disorders live in order to establish or re-establish links to mainstream resources. Residents have access to onsite evidence based and/or best practice programs and the 24/7 support they need from staff to meet recovery goals.

Questions Contact: Jennifer Jones |  ph: 615-835-2224 | email: [email protected]

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Jennifer New

Phone: (615) 835-2224

Fax: (615) 810-9451

Address: 3931 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 37216

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