Seacoast Mental Health Professionals Vote for Representation

In March, mental health professionals at Seacoast Mental Health voted in favor of representation by IBEW Local 1837.

The vote, with a decisive count of 13 to 2, signals a strong desire among these professionals for fair treatment and collective advocacy in their workplace.  The therapists at Seacoast Mental Health play a crucial role in providing mental health services to residents of the eastern half of Rockingham County, New Hampshire. 

“We look forward to representing the hard working therapists and staff at Seacoast Mental Health so they can be even more effective in serving the community,” said Business Manager Tony Sapienza. “Many of the therapists' concerns are for their clients, and the therapists believe they will be better able to serve their clients when they have a voice in their workplace.”

Currently, IBEW Local 1837 is in the process of gathering proposals from the mental health professionals to prepare for the upcoming first contract negotiations.

This is the second group of mental health professionals in New Hampshire to organized with IBEW Local 1837. In 2023, mental health therapists at Community Partners, which serves patients in Strafford County, voted to organize with 1837.