Training for Success

As a direct result of our leadership role in helping to transform mental health care over our 60+-year history, Mental Health Partnerships is often called on to provide our nationally recognized training and technical assistance to other mental health nonprofits and service providers around the country through our Institute for Recovery & Community Integration (Institute@MHP), one of the only two agencies in Pennsylvania that train and certify peer support specialists.

What makes our training and technical assistance exceptionally effective is our insistence on having our programs designed and facilitated by people in recovery from emotional and psychological distress—to help develop and implement recovery-oriented practices and recovery-oriented systems of care.

While the programs may vary based on organizational need, Institute@MHP stays committed to delivering training and technical assistance through a model that reflects MHP’s values. To continually achieve this, we build expert teams with the lived experience and indispensable skills vital to training accomplished peer support specialists.

Through our Training & Education Center (TEC)—which provides training, education, and support to family members and service providers—we help train practitioners and peers, educate stakeholders, and assist agencies in implementing recovery, peer support, and community integration models in the behavioral health services that they provide.

TEC offers training workshops and direct technical assistance in a culturally competent manner to family members, service providers, and other stakeholders to help them foster recovery in themselves, their loved ones and/or their clients—with the goal of building hope and empowering people to live meaningful lives.