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Online Peer Support
Support for Peer Supporters
Saturday, April 25, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Losing your marbles?
Look! We've found them! 
Join us today for a group on the importance of play!

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 898 626 677
Password: 236461

All who provide peer support are welcome.
The Academy of Peer Services

The Core and Elective courses are now closed.
Regularly scheduled updates are happening.
Term 2, 2020 begins Monday, April 27 at 12:00 noon.

Watch for updates to the Academy Hompage.

Supporting Older Adults Part 1: Honoring Their Strengths
Course is Now Available
Earn 1.5 hour of APS CE credit.

older adults

Based on a webinar broadcast on March 30, 2020
Features: Gayle Bluebird, Liz Breier, Clinton Green, Deb Trueheart, Shanti Vani, and Michelle Zechner

This new CE course is open now (during the term break).
Log in to the Academy of Peer Services and register for the course.

Supporting Older Adults Part 2: Transitions
CE course coming soon! 

older adults part 2

Broadcast on April 20, 2020
Featured: Gayle Bluebird, Celia Brown, Richard Laudor, Deb Trueheart, Shanti Vani, and Michelle Zechner
Moderators: Clinton Green and Liz Breier

To access slides and resource list now, visit our Faces and Places of Peer Support webinar page.

Building Hope:
What CARES Economic Stimulus Payments Offer SSA Recipients

Coming Soon
Another new APS CE course based on this week's webinar

The webinar was broadcast on April 23, 2020.
Presenters: Ray Cebula and Oscar Jimenez-Solomon with the NYC Financial Empowerment Center
Moderator: Len Statham
NYAPRS and NYS Psychiatric Institute

Updates and new information to supplement the Academy Supporting Financial Wellness elective course.

Peer Workforce Clearinghouse

We continue to update our Virtual Community site daily.


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

Tips for Facilitating Online Peer Support Groups



A new infographic resource by OMH
Ten Tips for Helping Others to Grieve (infographic)

For regional lists and information submitted by peers, visit:
Peer Workforce Resources

More resources for peers supporters and supervisors
National Association of Peer Supporters


Job Openings

We post and verify over 200 active job openings each month.
Peer Workforce Job Bank



This is a partial list of what's available:

April 25, 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET
Support for Peer Supporter Groups (Sat. online)
Academy Virtual Community
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 898 626 677
Password: 236461

April 25 and 26, 6:30 - 7:30 pm ET
Healing Connections
Online Support Group (Saturday and Sunday)
(groups available 7 days per week)
Association for Mental Health and Wellness
Learn more

April 28, 9:00 - 12:00 pm ET
NYAPRS Executive Seminar Day 2
Final Program
Register Day 2
Day 1 was broadcast on April 21
Day 1 Program - with links to recordings

April 28, 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
A Path to Crisis Recovery & Resilience - Helping Rural Communities
SAMHSA Doors to Wellbeing TAC

April 28, 2:15 pm ET
Developing a Sustainable Youth-Led Peer Support Program

April 30, 11:00 - 12:00 pm ET
RCU Radio with Keith and Lori (weekly)
Recovery Coach University
Learn More

April 30, 2:00 pm ET
Peer Specialists within OnTrackNY: A Unique and Dynamic Role
SMI Advisor

----- Looking Ahead -----

May 5, 9:00 - 12:00 pm ET
NYAPRS Executive Seminar Day 3
Final Program
Register Day 3

May 5 & 6, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm ET
Supervision Training (12 Hours)
Recovery Coach University
Learn More

Our  Calendar is updated daily. For up to date information, visit:
Virtual Community Calendar

For a record of past events, visit:
Past Events
Office of Mental Health
Emotional Support Line
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Open to all
24 x 7

New York City

Support Line for Peer Supporters –
Every Wed and Thur, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Call: (929) 220-0976
Learn more

Looking for Regional Resources?
Peer Workforce Resources

Don't forget to play today!

Stay safe, be well, be kind.
And if you have a little extra support to give, join a group today!

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