The Wisconsin Council on Mental Health (WCMH) is legislatively mandated under section15.197(1), Wisconsin Statutes, as the mental health planning Council for the State. It was created to advise the Governor, the Legislature and the Department of Health Services (DHS) on the allocation of Mental Health Block Grant funds. The Council has 20 to 25 members appointed by the Governor, meeting bi-monthly. At least 50 percent of the members are consumers and/or family members. Other members represent state agencies, mental health providers, and other organizations or groups. The WCMH evaluates and reviews the mental health system's progress towards achieving improved client outcomes and the adequacy of mental health services in the State. The Council duties are specified in section 51.02, Wisconsin Statutes. The Council oversees state compliance with federal Public Law 102-321.

Main WebPages of the WCMH Website:

About Us
Information about the Council Organization, Background,  Vision, Mission, and Duties.

Committee Pages
Links to all of the committee web pages. These pages will have Information about the activities, membership and staff of the different committees.

Contact Us
Contact information for the Council members, committee members and staff of the council.

Council Correspondence

Council Meetings
Information for the 2015 Meetings is now available.
Information about the upcoming, current and previous meetings of the Council.

Education Info
Educational and Other Useful Information.

Internet links to information that members may find useful.

Information on how to become involved with the Council or Council Committees.

Council resources including guidelines for attending Council Meetings, map and Directions to Mendota Mental Health Institute

Can't find what you want? The Site Map lists all of the web pages on this website.

State Plans
Wisconsin's Mental Health Services Block Grant plans from 2013 back to 2009.

All Wisconsin Council on Mental Health meetings are open to the public.