The Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s Consumer Connections is a nationally recognized program which recruits, trains and supports consumers of mental health services. The program works with mental health providers in New Jersey to expand employment opportunities for consumer providers.

Consumer Connections is dedicated to strengthening and expanding peer workforce development. Through the creation of high-quality training and educational opportunities, our goal is to empower individuals working as Peer Specialists to use their lived experience to support others in moving toward wellness and recovery.

Consumer Connections offers courses which meet the educational requirements and lead to Certification as a Recovery Support Practitioner (CRSP).  For more information on the CRSP certification, please visit For more information on Consumer Connections, please email


Consumer Connections is a service of the Mental Health Association in New Jersey that is funded by the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services.