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 contain 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 2016 Meetings is now available.
Information about the upcoming, current and previous meetings of the Council.

Education Info
Educational and Other Useful Information.

Links
Internet links to information that members may find useful.

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

New Member Orientation 
Information and resources for new members of the Council or Council Committees.

Resources
Council resources including guidelines for attending Council Meetings, Council Orientation, and data.

State Plans
Wisconsin's Community Mental Health Services Block Grant plans.

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