Advocacy, Education and Support

The Caring Chain Support Group

The Caring Chain Support Group

The Caring Chain is a free support group for adult family and friends of individuals with mental illness. The meetings provide a unique opportunity for individuals to come together to share common concerns and frustrations, exchange information and gain a greater understanding of mental illness. Meetings are from 5-6 PM the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, and the 7-8PM, the 1st and third Tuesday of the month. Meetings are located at the Penndel Mental Health Center Main Center – Patio Room, 1517 Durham Road, Penndel PA.

This group is open to any adults who are seeking support and have family members diagnosed with Mental Illness regardless of any other affiliation with PMHC. Services are provided in the form of group meetings where professional staff members facilitate discussions focused on various topics that may include: Learning about Mental Health Disorders; services available in the community; ways to handle challenging behaviors, etc.

For more information contact PMHC @ 215-752-1541

Ask for: Charlena Ware (ext 1738)

Community Support Program

Community Support Program:  The Community Support Program (CSP) is a coalition of individuals who receive mental health services, their family members, mental health providers and interested community members along with the Bucks County Department of Mental Health/Developmental Programs and other County Behavioral Health Partners in an equal partnership to promote recovery and excellence in the delivery of community based mental health services.

At monthly meetings individuals come together to exchange information/formulate ideas about how all parts of the local community can coordinate assets to offer the most needed services and supports to people who experience mental health challenges and to identify opportunities where people in recovery can contribute in building a better community.  For more information:  www.cspbucks.org.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a nationally recognized public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illness, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. By providing Mental Health First Aid training to our community, we hope to give participants the capacity to obtain, process and understand the health information and services needed to make appropriate decisions and seek care. The program teaches people how to assess a situation, select and implement appropriate interventions and help a person in crisis or developing the signs and symptoms of mental illness. The training equips people to provide initial help until appropriate professional, peer or family support can be engaged.

Nancy Schieble, a PMHC employee and certified MHFA USA instructor, is ready to offer training to a variety of audiences including, but not limited to: business leaders, faith communities, employers, public entities, other social service agencies, etc. in Lower Bucks County. Call 267-587-2300, ext. 1104 for more information.

CARES CUPBOARD – Food Pantry

Serves the Bucks County Community. The pantry is open between 8:30 and 4:30 PM Monday-Friday. To pick up food, please call ahead.

For more information about Cares Cupboard, or to make a donation please contact
215-757-8611.

 

Phone Numbers

Please use the following numbers to contact Penndel Mental Health Center:

Outpatient Main Center: (215) 752-1541
Admin/ Outreach Offices: (267) 587-2300
919 Durham Rd Office: (267) 569-1130

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