Rooted in principles of equity, social justice and collective liberation, the MHEP Advocacy Network serves as a transformation hub by amplifying the voices and experiences of individuals who have been labeled and are seeking change.

The primary goals of the MHEP Advocacy Network encompass a range of initiatives aimed at enhancing peer-driven engagement, promoting systemic change and advocating for the rights and well-being of our community members. These goals include:

  • Bringing community concerns to the forefront of discussions with the Office of Mental Health, while building capacity for peer-driven cross-systems engagement and coordination.
  • Facilitating opportunities for feedback on programs and policies that directly impact our community.
  • Increasing informed representation of peers in county and state cross-systems coordination efforts, oversight committees, councils, task forces and workgroups.
  • Collaborating with facilities to ensure that the experiences of peers are centered in treatment planning processes.
  • Building capacity for peer involvement in state systems through training, technical assistance and support to governments and organizations on how to effectively engage peers.
  • Increasing the turnout of eligible voters with disabilities through advocacy and awareness initiatives.

If you are interested in joining the MHEP Advocacy Network, call 518-434-1393.