Workforce Education & Training

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Workforce Education and Training


ATTENTION: In an effort to contain COVID 19 and direction from the state on gatherings, DBH is canceling all in-person trainings through April 1, 2021. Check back for virtual trainings. We will do our best to reschedule these trainings at a later time.

California's public mental health system will develop and maintain a sufficient workforce capable of providing individual-and family-driven, culturally competent services using effective methods that promote wellness, recovery and resilience and other positive mental health outcomes.

Workforce Education and Training (WET), as a component of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), is intended to address identified occupational shortages and education and training needs of the public mental health workforce.

2020 - 2025 Regional WET Plan

2020 - 2025 Regional WET Plan(PDF, 140KB)

The 2020-2025 MHSA WET Five-Year Plan (WET Plan) provides Regional Partnerships the opportunity to design and implement their chosen WET programs in the counties of their respective regions through a contract with Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD). The programs under the domain of the Regional Partnerships include pipeline development, scholarships, stipends, loan repayment, and retention strategies, with the ability to link programs across the workforce pipeline spectrum (from pipeline to scholarship and stipends to loan repayment and retention).

Fresno County is pursuing pipeline development, scholarships, and loan repayment activities through the WET grant to grow a more diverse and prepared workforce.  The activities Fresno County plans to implement with some of its regional partners are intended to attract culturally and linguistically diverse individuals to behavioral health careers and support them along each step in their educational and training career pathway within the public mental health system.


If you have a Behavioral Health emergency
please call 9-1-1

For Access to Services or the Crisis Line,
1 800 654-3937

 CalHOPE Warm Line
1 833 317-HOPE(4673)

Central Valley Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1 800 273-8255