April is Stress Awareness Month: a perfect time to learn about your stressors, educate yourself on the good and bad kinds of stress, and dedicate an extra few minutes a week to self-care. San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services has partnered with Headspace to provide free resources to help residents cope with stresses brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the Headspace app you can access guided exercises, sleep sounds, meditations, videos, facts and tips to help you manage, understand, and react to stress.
Sign up here, if you live, work or go to school in San Mateo County, all free through August 2021.
We want to learn about what the impact of remote services has had on the quality of BHRS services. Your responses to this survey will help us to understand what barriers you still encounter for remote interactions during the COVID-19 health emergency. Your feedback will help BHRS better address issues with and develop strategies for remote client engagement during the pandemic and after the health emergency is over.
The 2021 Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Steering Committee meetings are will now take place four times a year on the first Thursday in February, May, September and December from 3-4:30 pm. MHSA meeting are open to the public to provide input, make recommendations and stay up-to-date on new MHSA developments and ongoing programming.
See the flyer and details below for the upcoming February meeting.
When: First Thursday of the meeting month (February 4th, May 6th, September 2nd, and December 2nd) Time: 3:00 – 4:30 pm Location: Remotely via a Zoom webinar
A new partnership between #SanMateoCounty Behavioral Health & Recovery Services & @Headspace provides free resources (meditations, sleep sounds, movement exercises & more) to help residents cope w/ stresses brought on by #COVID19 pandemic. Sign up here: https://www.headspace.com/san-mateo-county
Please share with your networks this event for a San Mateo Stigma-Free virtual workshop that the Office of Consumer and Family Affairs and Office of Diversity and Equity will be hosting in Spanish on Tuesday, November 24th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
This presentation will address the negative ideas and myths in regards mental health issues and substance use that often discourages or prevents people from seeking treatment, and how we can help reduce the stigma in our community.
During these critical times, specially for our vulnerable communities, we reaffirm our commitment to bringing cultural appropriate access to BHRS available resources.
Please join the PRIDE Initiative, the Office of Diversity and Equity, the San Mateo County LGBTQ+ Commission and Community Partners on November 20th 4 pm to 5:30 pm for Transgender day of Remembrance. Registration through https://tinyurl.com/TDOR2020smc.
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center will be hosting a Spanish Parent Project class starting on Thursday, November 5th from 6pm to 8pm. The class will be held weekly for 12 weeks and will allow registration up till week 3. If you are interested in participating in this parenting course, please contact Evelia Chairez at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (650) 513- 0330 x313.
Please join us for our third Race & Coronavirus Town Hall event on Friday November 13th from 11am-1pm. You can register for event here. The focus of this town hall will be on CBOs/community organizations and their experience during pandemic. In preparation for this event, we sent out a survey to hear from community organizations, the finding from survey will be presented at Town Hall. Additionally, we will be hearing from SMC leadership on COVID-19 recovery plan. We will have the opportunity to hear directly from community organization representatives during a panel discussion. Attachment includes event flyer in English and Spanish, please support us by sharing this with you community.
Thank you so much, I hope to see you all on Nov. 13th!
In Community, DEC Co- Chairs & Town Hall Planning Committee
Catholic Charities is hosting a DACA update event and free legal consultations on Wednesday, October 21st from 4pm to 6pm. They will be providing DACA updates and legal consultations. Please share with your networks.