Heart & Soul
peer-founded, peer-operated and peer-governed nonprofit agency providing mental health peer support and self-help.
Founded in 2005, Heart and Soul Inc. is a peer-founded, operated and governed organization. Hosting over 6000 program visits per year, our Self Help Centers and anti-stigma programming offers a variety of mental health recovery-oriented and wellness support opportunities for adults within San Mateo County.
Peer support was declared an evidence-based practice by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 2007. Supporting our participants in taking a whole-person-centered approach towards their mental wellness is our goal. Through one on one, peer-to-peer counseling, self-help groups, mindfulness classes, art for wellness and our highly respected campaign, Seeing Through Stigma, we are changing the conversation from Diagnosis to Dialogue and shifting the focus from Mental Illness to Mental Resilience! Our dedicated and passionate staff encourages individuals with mental health challenges to be engaged in their recovery efforts.