Providing a voice for consumers of

mental health services

The Consumer Council System of Maine represents fellow consumers with an effective, organized voice in shaping public policy and mental health services.


Do you have thoughts about Maine’s Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialist Ethical Standards?

Those who care about the Certified Intentional Peer Support Community are invited to provide recommendations for a draft Code of Ethics to guide the practice of Maine’s Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialists.

This is an open forum for people invested in CIPS practice to share what YOU think is important.

Forums will be held in the following locations: Sanford, Augusta, Bangor, Lewiston, Portland and Presque Isle.

For more information, please click on the links below to view the event flyers:

Lewiston Forum

Portland Forum

Presque Isle Forum

Sanford Forum

Bangor Forum

Augusta Forum

Feedback Wanted on Latest CCSM Issue Statement Concept Draft!

CCSM Issue Statement Concept Draft:

 “Lack of Actionable Response to our Issue Statements from DHHS.” 

September 2017 

This current Issue Statement goes to the heart of what Issue Statement are supposed to do. The CCSM works hard to research issues and solutions to challenges consumers face in the community every day. The challenge we are now facing is that when DHHS responds it often is a description of what they are already doing to address things or agreeing with us without real engagement with the consumer community to move initiatives forward. Because these are valuable to both the consumer and State, we want to find new ways to use the resource that these Issue Statements are to bring about real action. We also want to look at other ways to get our Issue Statements out to people who can help bring our concerns forward: for example; the Legislature and the Press.

The CCSM Issues Statement Committee would like to hear from you.  What are your thoughts on helping to find a solution to this issue?  Please respond by attending your local meeting and giving solution oriented feedback, either verbally or in writing.  Written comments can also be emailed to:  OR sent through the mail to:


Issue Statement Comments

219 Capitol St.  Suite #7

Augusta, Maine 04330                           


CCSM is Hiring a full time person for the Community Outreach and Technical Assistance Coordinator

The CCSM is Hiring a full time person for the Community Outreach and Technical Assistance Coordinator. Please find the job description in the attached Word document or the link below to the posting on Jobs in ME website.

Deadline for applications is Tuesday Oct 3.

Download full job description here.

Empowerment Forum For People With Disabilities

5th Annual Empowerment Forum for People with Disabilities

Thursday August 17, 2017

Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch
14 Great Falls Plaza
Auburn, Maine, 04210

Each year, the Empowerment Forum provides an opportunity for people with disabilities to learn about self-advocacy opportunities and skills through speakers, workshops on specific issues, and panel discussions.

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