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Virtual Community Saturday Online Group
Support for Peer Supporters
Saturday, April 11, 2:00 - 3:30 pm



Our question for today is....

What's happening in your peer support world?
What's funny, ironic, sad or just absurd?


For example, one of our members talked about working with people for months and years to stop isolating as a way to improve their mental health - how are you supporting people now? 

Join Zoom Meeting
(No registration required)

Meeting ID: 898 626 677
Password: 236461


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

Announcements:
This term 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 Continuing Education option in the Virtual Community.
Supporting Older Adults Part 1: Honoring Their Strengths



If you are interested in joining our testing team, send email with the subject line "Older Adult  CE Test Team" to: academy.virtual.community@gmail.com
Our Virtual Community Site



We share digital/virtual peer support groups that are open to the public and related peer-facilitated resources:

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


 

Facilitating Virtual Groups?


Tips for Facilitating Online Peer Support Groups


The "best practices" guide that we've been creating over the past month contains ideas from experienced support group facilitators and a growing list of resources 

Looking for Virtual Resource Lists?



We are gathering lists of local and state resources compiled by peers and peer-run organizations. Here are some examples...

Statewide Virtual Resources and Organizations (OMH List)
Courtesy Garrett Smith, Office of Mental Health Regional Advocacy Specialist in the Central Region

Peer Learning Collaborative Resource List
Courtesy Jon Westfall and the Rochester/Finger Lakes Peer Learning Collaborative

Are you running groups that are open to the public or have resources to share?
Send email with the subject line "Virtual Resources" to: academy.virtual.community@gmail.com
 

Calendar of upcoming events



We continue to post "live" events in our Calendar.
For example, today: 
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Healing Connections Online Support

April 11 and 12, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Healing Connections -  Online Support Group
(Saturday and Sunday)
Association for Mental Health and Wellness
Connection

(now 7 days per week)
Check their website for more dates/times

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Live Chat

April 12, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
(3:oo - 4:00 pm Central)
Interactive Online Peer Support
Robyn Priest Live Your Truth
Learn More

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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!
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Have something to add or change? 
Send email with "Calendar" in the subject to academy.virtual.community@gmail.com 
Office of Mental Health


Emotional Support Line
Staffed by peers and volunteers
Open to all
24 x 7
1-844-863-9314

OMH COVID Resources
Be Well, Stay Safe


Don't forget to Strive for Five

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