Montco CSP Newsletter
The Montgomery County CSP Subcommittees meet every month from 12 noon to 12:45 p.m. prior to the monthly CSP Committee Meeting. The meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at the Norristown Public Library.
The members of the Advocacy Subcommittee work on legislative policy, communication, budget, voter education and other issues related to mental health services in the county, statewide and at the federal level when relevant. At the direction of the CSP Committee, the Advocacy Subcommittee gathers information on issues, plans advocacy events and creates a monthly newsletter to provide information to the stakeholder network as well as the community at large about the work of CSP. The newsletter also provides updates on new and changing mental health services provided in Montgomery County.
The Social Subcommittee works on facilitating opportunities for people in the CSP community to be more involved in the Montgomery County community. This includes implementing the Community Connections grants, which provide funding for people to participate in a variety of activities. The committee also implements transportation grants that provide gas cards and SEPTA day passes to CSP community members. The annual CSP Poster Art contest is also organized by this committee.
Montco CSP Newsletter
The Conference Subcommittee will plan and fundraise for the annual Montgomery County CSP Conference. The committee works most of the year to plan the conference which is held at the Mermaid Lake Swim Club and includes workshops, musical entertainment, guest speakers and lunch. In 2017, the Montgomery County Office of Behavioral Health merged their annual Mental Health Awards reception with the CSP Annual Conference, so going forward, it is the Montgomery County CSP Conference/Mental Health Awards.
The newsletter provides information to the public about CSP and mental health advocacy. The newsletter is committed to CSP recovery principles which is person centered and empowered by stakeholders. The goal is to provide information through varies media avenue and to create a quality newsletter that includes but is not limited to, legislative advocacy, events, services, personal recovery stories and creative writing such as poems.