This partnership is on a mission.

The Southwestern Wisconsin Behavioral Health Partnership is a group of actively concerned professionals and citizens working to change how we respond to and prevent mental and behavioral health problems.

 

Our work in this area starts with acceptability – removing the stigma that is often associated with mental health and substance abuse issues.  We’re also working on accessibility, finding innovative solutions, including the use of technology, to improve access to services and resources.  And we work to increase availability of providers and services – figuring out real-world solutions that will work here, in our rural area of Wisconsin.

 

The changes we need to make are within our organizations and our communities.  Our partnership is funded by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment through the Medical College of Wisconsin.  We rely on a variety of coalitions and partnerships to effectively bring together the  public and/or private resources that will help us improve and expand the behavioral health services and resources in our area.

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and Our Work

Foster Acceptability.

Acceptability refers to how we respond to and provide welcoming and support for people with mental health issues and disorders. Another way to think about this is to consider the stigma people experience from others, and toward themselves – a sense of being judged, devalued and even discriminated against. We want communities and organizations to better be able reduce stigma’s impact as a barrier to support or services.

 

Improve Accessibility.

Even helping professionals have a limited knowledge of community resources and feel disconnected – we live in “silos”.  Linking and networking with other organizations and professionals or supportive community groups is difficult when our individual and organizational roles are pigeon-holed.  People who need support or help often don’t have just a single problem or issue – we need to connect them with community resources in a more holistic way.

 

We've been conducting Asset-Based Community Development asset-mapping and planning in our five county region, and have discovered a wealth of resources within our professionally run organizations and institutions, as well as many informal resources in our communities.  We're working to develop a comprehensive directory, and to develop and pilot ways to help us all – people looking for help and people who want to help - to navigate the systems and resources in our local communities.

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Asset Mapping

Expand Availability.

We will be working to increase people’s ability to receive services and support earlier and improve overall availability and accessibility.  The two big areas where we plan to build capacity are with primary care providers and around our ability to provide peer support.  Primary care providers are already providing behavioral health services; we will help them feel more comfortable and supported in doing this work through training and consultation.

 

There are also many people in our communities already providing support and a listening ear (e.g. family members, pastors, domestic violence agency staff…) and we can provide them with training and support in being peer specialists.  We will also support other efforts to bring more behavioral health providers to Southwestern Wisconsin, and innovative ways to reduce barriers to access, like transportation and cost.

Behavioral Health Events

Mark Your Calendar!

Date/Time Event Location
6/5/2018
8AM-4PM
Advancing Behavioral Health Summit
(Free, one-day event for those who work to improve behavioral health.)
Kalahari Resort & Convention Center
Wisconsin Dells, WI
WWW.MCW.EDU/AHW 
05/7-11/2018 Crisis Intervention Team Training SWTC Campus
Fennimore, WI 
05/7-11/2018 Mental Health First Aid Training
 Trainer: Journey Mental Health Center
Madison
4/27/2018
9AM-3PM
HOP - Honest, Open, Proud Approach - Building capacity to get support. Green County Human Services
N3152 WI-81, Monroe, WI 53566
4/20-21/2018 NAMI Wisconsin Annual Conference Osthoff Resort
101 Osthoff Ave, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
3/15/2018
9AM-3PM
Power of Community (Invitees Only) Folklore Village
Dodgeville, WI
1/26/2018
9AM-3:30PM
HOP - Honest, Open, Proud Approach - Building capacity to get support. UW-Platteville - Ullsvik Hall, Velzy Commons 1 University Plaza, Platteville
11/2/2017
8AM-5PM
Mental Health First Aid Training
 Trainer: Journey Mental Health Center
Iowa County Social Services
303 W Chapel St, Dodgeville, WI
10/26/2017
9AM-3:30PM
Mental Health First Aid Training
 Trainer: Journey Mental Health Center
Richland County UW Extension Office
1000 U.S. 14, Richland Center, WI 53581
10/19/2017
9AM-3:30PM
Mental Health First Aid Training
 Trainer: Journey Mental Health Center
Platteville Public Library
225 West Main Street, Platteville, WI 53818
10/4/2017
9AM-3:30PM
Mental Health First Aid Training
 Trainer: Journey Mental Health Center
Union Presbyterian Church
2707 5th St, Monroe, Wisconsin
8/14/2017 QPR TRAINING
Take a training - save a life.
Sue Judd, IA County Suicide Prevention Coalition
SWCAP, 149 N. Iowa Street, Dodgeville, WI 53533

News:  Funding to Address Opioid Addiction

WPP Recovery Pathways Project to start in Iowa and Richland Counties!

 

SWCAP is pleased to announce it has received a $1M grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH).  These funds will be used to create the Southwestern Wisconsin Recovery Pathways program to pilot coordinated access to medical, physical, emotional, social and economic wraparound services for people in recovery from opioid addiction.

 

The foundation of the program is sober-living housing that will support recovery by providing an environment removed from negative influences and triggers.  This environment is reinforced by consistent monitoring, peer support and professional counseling, as well as medication.

 

The program is administered by SWCAP employee Bridget Mouchon-Humphrey, who leads the Southwestern Wisconsin Behavioral Health Partnership.  The program will provide services that support reintegration into the community for those individuals participating in the sober living program.

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The Southwestern Wisconsin Behavioral Health Partnership seeks to foster acceptability, improve accessibility, and increase availability of behavioral health services and resources in southwestern Wisconsin.

Contact Info

SWCAP, 149 N. Iowa Street,
Dodgeville, WI  53533

608-341-6608

b.mouchon-humphrey@swcap.org

@behavioralhealthpartnership

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Events Calendar
Advancing Behavioral Health Summit
(Free, one-day event for those who work to improve behavioral health.)
6/5/2018
8AM-4PM
Kalahari Resort & Convention Center
Wisconsin Dells, WI
WWW.MCW.EDU/AHW 
Crisis Intervention Team Training
05/7-11/2018
SWTC Campus
Fennimore, WI 
Mental Health First Aid Training
 Trainer: Journey Mental Health Center
05/7-11/2018
Madison
HOP - Honest, Open, Proud Approach - Building capacity to get support.
4/27/2018
9AM-3PM
Green County Human Services
N3152 WI-81, Monroe, WI 53566
NAMI Wisconsin Annual Conference
4/20-21/2018
Osthoff Resort
101 Osthoff Ave, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
Power of Community (Invitees Only)
3/15/2018
9AM-3PM
Folklore Village
Dodgeville, WI
HOP - Honest, Open, Proud Approach - Building capacity to get support.
1/26/2018
9AM-3:30PM
UW-Platteville - Ullsvik Hall, Velzy Commons 1 University Plaza, Platteville
Mental Health First Aid Training
 Trainer: Journey Mental Health Center
11/2/2017
8AM-5PM
Iowa County Social Services
303 W Chapel St, Dodgeville, WI
Mental Health First Aid Training
 Trainer: Journey Mental Health Center
10/26/2017
9AM-3:30PM
Richland County UW Extension Office
1000 U.S. 14, Richland Center, WI 53581
Mental Health First Aid Training
 Trainer: Journey Mental Health Center
10/19/2017
9AM-3:30PM
Platteville Public Library
225 West Main Street, Platteville, WI 53818
Mental Health First Aid Training
 Trainer: Journey Mental Health Center
10/4/2017
9AM-3:30PM
Union Presbyterian Church
2707 5th St, Monroe, Wisconsin
QPR TRAINING
Take a training - save a life.
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Sue Judd, IA County Suicide Prevention Coalition
SWCAP, 149 N. Iowa Street, Dodgeville, WI 53533