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Our Next Webinar is 
April 20, 3:00 - 4:30 pm ET

Supporting Older Adults Part 2:
Life Transitions

Join us as our presenters share their lived experiences as older adults giving and receiving support.


The Academy of Peer Services

Term 1 ends in one week on Monday, April 20 at 5:00 pm.
Wrap up your courses for this term by then.

We are testing a new option for offering content in the Academy of Peer Services.
If you missed our earlier webinar...
Supporting Older Adults Part 1: Honoring Their Strengths

... join our testing team to view the first webinar and possibly get credit later.
Send an email with the subject line "Older Adult  CE Test Team" to:

Virtual Community Meetings
Support for Peer Supporters
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm

All who are doing peer support are welcome.

Register in Advance

Enter Meeting ID: 646-872-963

To join by phone, call:
646 876 9923 and enter the Meeting ID and password.
Virtual Clearinghouse
for the Peer Support Workforce


Support and Resources

The Virtual Community webiste contains a wealth of resources and connections to digital/virtual peer support groups that are open to the public:

Phone Support
Online Peer Support Groups
Support for Peer Support Providers (and Supervisors)


News, Jobs, Research...

In addition to support and resources, the links across the top of the Virtual Community site take you to the latest news, job openings, research, blog entries and more. Check us out! 

Virtual Community Site:


Do you know about online groups that are open to the public or have great tips and resources to share?
Send email with the subject line "Virtual Resources" to:

Best Practices in Online Peer Support Groups

Our "best practices" guide has been evolving over the past month. It contains wisdom from facilitators who have been meeting regularly to  offer lessons learned along. It also contains a growing list of excellent resources  Worth a look! 

Tips for Facilitating Online Peer Support Groups

Sampling of Events

We continue to post "live" events. 
This is just a small sample. Go to our online calendar for more.


Webinar: April 14, 12:00 pm ET (New York City)
Making Sense of Uncertainty:
A Discussion with New York City Metro Area Clinicians & A Peer Specialist On Impact of COVID-19 On Psychiatry From The US Epicenter, featuring Dwayne Mayes

Webinar: April 14, 1:00 pm ET (National)
Warmlines: Crisis and Supplemental Supports
Compassionate Approaches to Crisis Webinar Series
National Empowerment Center

Webinar: April 15, 12:00 noon ET (National)
New Federal COVID-19 Relief Funding Opportunities
for Community Behavioral Health Providers
NYAPRS and National Council

April 15, 4:30 - 6:00 pm ET (Western NY)
Learning Collaborative Online
Recovery Coach University
Learn More

April 16, 6:00 - 7:30 pm ET (New York city)
Peer Workers United
(A Support Group for Peer Workers)
Now Online!
Learn More

April 16, 7:00-8:30 pm ET (Long Island)
Healing Connections - Live & Online Support Group
(Now meeting 7 days per week)
Association for Mental Health and Wellness

April 17, 5:00 - 6:00 pm ET (Canada)
(4:00 - 5:00 pm Central)
Interactive Online Peer Support
Robyn Priest Live Your Truth
Learn More

April 18, 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET (Academy)
Support for Peer Supporter Groups (Sat. online)
Academy Virtual Community
Enter Meeting ID: 898 626 677
To join by phone, call: 646 876 9923
and enter the Meeting ID and password.

April 19, 4:00 - 5:00 pm ET (Canada)
(3:00 - 4:00 pm Central)
Interactive Online Peer Support
Robyn Priest Live Your Truth
Learn More

April 20, 3:00 - 4:30 pm ET (Academy)
Support for Older Adults Part 2: Life Transitions
Michelle Zechner, Clinton Green, Liz Breier, Gayle Bluebird, Deb Trueheart, and Shanti Vani
Academy of Peer Services in Partnership with the Coalition for Behavioral Health

April 21, 9:00 - 12:00 pm ET (3 Day Event)
Executive Seminar Day 1
See also April 28 and May 5
Register Day 1

2nd Chance To See
Did you miss this past Thursday's BRSS TACS Live?
Providing Digital Peer Recovery Support Services
Presentation Slides
View Recording
(Recording requires download of Adobe Connect application)
Well worth watching if you're doing any kind of digital peer support!

Have something to add or change? 
Send email with "Calendar" in the subject to 
Office of Mental Health

Emotional Support Line
Staffed by peers and volunteers
Open to all
24 x 7

OMH COVID Resources

Resources Submitted by Peers to the Virtual Community
Be Well, Stay Safe

Don't forget to Strive for Five

Don't forget. There's still one week left in the Academy Term 1. 
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