Peer-Peer is a unique, experiential learning program for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining
their wellness and recovery.
The Peer to Peer Class meets one night a week for ten weeks. It is for persons with a mental illness and addresses a variety of issues about recovery. There
are always new Peer to Peer sessions planned.
The course includes:
Peer-to-Peer consists of ten two-hour units and is taught by a team of two trained “Mentors” and a volunteer support person who are personally experienced at
living well with mental illness.
Mentors are trained in an intensive three day training session and are supplied with teaching manuals.
Participants come away from the course with a binder of hand-out materials, as well as many other tangible resources: an advance directive; a “relapse prevention
plan” to help identify tell-tale feelings, thoughts, behavior, or events that may warn of impending relapse and to organize for intervention; mindfulness exercises to help focus and calm
thinking; and survival skills for working with providers and the general public.