This 4-hour workshop can be offered online or in-person at a site of your choosing. The Salud Para Todos workshop is based on a real-world program that was implemented by MHP Salud in Hidalgo County, Texas in 2015. The program reached over 2,000 residents and enrolled 276 participants in group education classes. The classes covered mental health topics like stress, anxiety, substance abuse, and mental illness. Knowledge about mental health amongst those participants around mental health improved significantly. At the baseline, participants scored an average of 42% on a brief mental health knowledge survey. At the conclusion of the classes, the average score increased to 96%.
Following this successful program, MHP Salud developed a Program Manual (in English and Spanish) as well as an Implementation Guide (in English and Spanish). This workshops uses these materials as a starting point to discuss the topic of mental health and explore how CHWs can help to meet this need in their communities. At the conclusion of this workshop, your organization will develop strategies to provide similar program services to the populations that you serve.