22nd Annual Mental Health & Wellness Fair



Energy Park (50 Miles Street, Greenfield, MA 01301 MA)

Returning to the grounds of ๐—˜๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐˜† ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ in ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฑ on ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฑ๐˜๐—ต is the ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—”๐—ป๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต & ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ (MHWF).
For two full decades, this free community event has been showcasing our regionโ€™s behavioral health and wellness resources and reducing stigma associated with mental health challenges.
The fair is hosted by the ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฅ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ and ๐—ค๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ, clubhouse programs of local nonprofit community behavioral health agency Clinical & Support Options (CSO).
The theme of this yearโ€™s event is โ€œ๐—•๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ด๐—ฒ,โ€ recognizing that each one of us has the potential to play a key role in linking someone to life-changing supports.
โ†’ ๐—™๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—˜ ๐—”๐——๐— ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก!
โ†’ ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐— ๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—–!
โ†’ ๐—š๐—”๐— ๐—˜๐—ฆ & ๐—”๐—–๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—ง๐—œ๐—˜๐—ฆ!
โ†’ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ข๐—— ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—จ๐—–๐—ž!
Visit the fair and meet:
ยฐ Mental Health Providers
ยฐ Local Vendors & Artisans
ยฐ Community Partners
Attending community partners include:
ยฐ MassHire
ยฐ Food Bank of WMA
ยฐ Recover Project
ยฐ Salasin Project
ยฐ Mass. DMH
ยฐ Community Action
ยฐ Erving PD
ยฐ Greenfield PD
ยฐ YMCA Greenfield
๐—š๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—˜๐—ก ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—›๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—˜ & ๐—ค๐—จ๐—”๐—•๐—•๐—œ๐—ก ๐—›๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—˜
Adults who face significant mental health challenges have found they can manageโ€”and even thriveโ€”when immersed in a peer community that is work-focused and wholly supportive.
Since their formation in the late โ€™80s, the Green River House (1988) in Greenfield and Quabbin House (1987) in Orange have provided a safe, steady home-base for its membership, all of which is enrolled with the Dept. of Mental Health. While clubhouse members each face mental health challenges, the program focuses on strength, talents, and abilities.
โ€œThe Clubhouse model is one that emerged mid-20th Century,โ€ explains CSOโ€™s Director of Clubhouses Kim Thibault-Britt, C.P.R.P. โ€œThe idea is that a clubhouse community can come together to help one another succeed at leading healthy and productive lives.โ€
Thibault-Britt goes on to explain, โ€œOur membership, along with our staff, lead a work-ordered day inside the clubhouses and focus on employment and education within our local communities. We build consensus and take on projects as a team. And for 20 years, the Mental Health & Wellness Fair has been an exemplary product of what we can achieve together.โ€
๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐— ๐—จ๐—ก๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—œ๐— ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—–๐—ง
The Mental Health & Wellness Fair first began in 2002 in the parking lot of Our Place, what was then a day program on Wells Street in Greenfield. Since that time, CSO has grown the annual event under the auspices of its two clubhouse programs โ€” the Green River House in Greenfield and the Quabbin House in Orange.
The ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—”๐—ป๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต & ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ will be held ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ at ๐—˜๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐˜† ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ (50 Miles St., Greenfield) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฑ.