Supported Employment / Work Well

For people who have lived experience of mental health challenges, employment can be crucial to recovery and wellness.

Individual Placement and Support

Work brings with it the universal feelings of hope, determination, self-respect, social connections, responsibility and personal empowerment—tools that are critical to personal stability. For these reasons, it is essential that providers in the behavioral health community work toward maximizing employment opportunities for people with lived experience of mental illness.
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Five-year Employment Plan

The San Diego Workforce Partnership, Corporation for Supportive Housing, San Diego County’s Behavioral Health Services Division and numerous stakeholders created a five-year plan to better meet the needs of individuals with lived experience of serious mental illness while reducing workplace stigma. These efforts align with Live Well San Diego, the County’s 10-year initiative to build a healthy, safe and thriving community.
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Work Well Committee

The overarching goal of the strategic employment plan is to reduce the stigma of mental illness while increasing employment opportunities for individuals who experience it. The stakeholders for this plan have transitioned into the Work Well Committee, who guide its long-term implementation and focus on systemic data collection and evaluation. The Work Well Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m.
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Contact Us

If you have questions or would like more information about these programs or upcoming committee meetings contact Alex Heyer, programs specialist, at (619) 458-0350 or