Education for Peers

 

 

What is the Peer-To-Peer Program?

Peer-to-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 course was written by Kathryn Cohan McNulty, a person with a psychiatric disability who is also a former provider and manager in the mental health field and a longtime mutual support group member and facilitator.
  • An advisory board comprised of NAMI consumer members, in consultation with Joyce Burland, Ph.D., author of the successful NAMI Family-to-Family Education program, helped guide the curriculum’s development.
  • Since 2005, NAMI’s Peer-to-Peer Recovery Program has been supported by AstraZeneca.

What does the course include?

  • Peer-to-Peer consists of eight two-hour sessions and is facilitated by a team of trained peers who make mental health and wellness a priority in their daily lives. They share information, facilitate discussions and teach participants new skills that lead to self-awareness and personal growth.
  • 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.

New class begins:
November 21, 2019 Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Location: Parma 

 

The above program requires registration!! For more information, to register or request to be contacted when the next course becomes available, contact, NAMI Greater Cleveland at 216-875-7776, or email Kari Kepic at kkepic@namicleveland.org or Terri Miller at tmiller@namicleveland.org