NOTHING ABOUT US, WITHOUT US

PEOPLE IN RECOVERY LEADING THE WAY

The Mission of the POCC is to improve the quality of life for Alameda County residents who have mental health or mental health and substance use issues, in whatever settings they find themselves, and to provide the consumer perspective in Transforming Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services to a recovery vision that is consumer-driven, culturally responsive, and holistic in its services and supports. The POCC provides an empowered and informed voice: of, by, and for consumers in the behavioral health care system, related systems, and in the community.

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Our story, mission and passion
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CONSUMERS

Education and Resources for Consumers
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MEMBERSHIP

New Member Orientation
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POCC Steering Committee Candidate’s Statement Application

Deadline: June 12, 2017

POCC members will vote for who they want to represent them on the steering committee at the Annual POCC Membership meeting which is from 8:30-11:30am on June 30th.

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2017 POCC Conference Call For Presentations

The Pool of Consumer Champions (POCC) is proud to announce the 6th Annual POCC Conference for and by mental health consumer leaders. We invite all mental health providers, consumers and family members to submit a workshop proposal. All workshops will be 60 minutes. Learning from each other is a clear example of self-help, mutuality and the principles of recovery in action. The POCC’s philosophy is “Nothing About Us Without Us.” Each POCC Conference offers in-depth workshops about consumer/survivor delivered services and self-help/recovery approaches.

The POCC 2017 Conference Committee is seeking presentations in the following topic areas:
  • Leadership Development

  • Recovery Models and Research

  • Holistic Therapies

  • Culturally Diverse and Inclusive Approaches

  • Spirituality

  • Consumer and Peer Employment Workforce

  • Trauma Informed Approaches

  • Stigma and Discrimination Reduction

  • Transforming the Criminal Justice System

  • Peer-Led Programs and Trainings

  • Exploring Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery

  • Housing Initiatives

  • Consumer Rights Advocacy