Mental Health Peer Support (MHPS)

PeerForce is here for people who are either looking to explore a career in the peer field,
or existing peers who need a little bit of help on their journey.

What is a Mental Health Peer Specialist?

In Texas, a certified Mental Health Peer Specialist (MHPS) is a person who uses lived experience in recovery from a mental health condition, in addition to skills learned in formal training, to deliver strengths-based, person-centered services and promote a recipient's recovery and resiliency.

To learn more about the MHPS certification, and how to get certified, click below to learn more.

Find MHPS Training

Ready to get trained as an MHPS? Looking for CEU opportunities for renewal? Check out our training calendar. Here is a list of upcoming training and CEU opportunities for you to choose from.

Find Supervision

MHPS credentials require a supervised internship period. Start here if you need to find a supervisor or learn more about this stage of the process.


The PeerForce job board shows employment opportunities for Peers and Family Partners across Texas. If you are looking for a position as a peer specialist, click below.


Financial Assistance

PeerForce has limited funds for training, background checks, and state application fees.  Learn more about applying here.


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