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Events, Trainings, Announcements & More



New Quality Assurance Manager, Ingall Bull
After nearly a year of recruitment, Ingall Bull became the new BHRS Quality Assurance Manager on December 18. Ingall brings to the position extensive clinical experience and a rich history with BHRS. He’s worked in various capacities with the Geropsych Unit in Crystal Springs, as the supervisor of  the BHRS Therapeutic Day School  program and the electronic health record  (AVATAR) implementation team. Ingall is looking forward to moving BHRS to the next chapter of service delivery in his position.

Upcoming Events & Trainings

January 27 - Empowerment Begins with You: Wellness, Resilience and Recovery
Kick off Black History Month with the African American Community Initiative at this free event, featuring informative presentations on substance use and suicide risk, interactive activities for kids and a free soulful lunch.

January 28 – Health Insurance Coverage for All
Learn about health insurance coverage programs available for immigrants in California (presentation in English and Spanish) at this free info session. There will be a community resource fair, on-site health screening, children’s activities free refreshments and more.

February 7 – Consumer Hall of Fame Awards (nominations due January 12)
Every year the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery Commission (MHSARC) honors individuals who have found their way to a path of wellness and recovery from mental illness or substance use issues, and have been active in the consumer movement to better the lives of other consumers in the county. Awards will be presented at the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery Commission meeting in Room 100, 225 37th Ave., San Mateo, 3 to 5 p.m. (awards presentation begins around 4 p.m.).

Submit a nomination by January 12. 
Head to the MHSARC page for more information on commission awards.

February/March – Lived Experience Academy
The Lived Experience Academy is a five-week workshop, designed for individuals who identify as having experience with mental health and/or substance use challenges, and/or their family members. Sessions will take place on Tuesdays, from 4 to 6 p.m. in San Mateo, beginning February 20. For more information on LEA, or to receive an application, please email

See the BHRS calendar for a complete list of events and community education workshops.

Other News 

Like what you see here in Wellness Matters? Then you’ll love our Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Blog. It’s updated regularly and has everything from the latest BHRS news to thoughtful articles about behavioral health in San Mateo County and beyond.

It’s a great place to find coverage on events and opportunities, such as: