PeerGalaxy Calendar

Welcome to PeerGalaxy Calendar featuring offerings of telephone + online peer support + wellness activities! 

WE ARE PEER FOR YOU!

Click the Accessibility Button on the right side, halfway down in the middle, for enhanced viewing and/or access options! 

Click the Translate Button in the lower left corner for language options.

Your use of this site is subject to the Privacy Policy, Terms and Conditions of Use.

Reminder: Fees or charges may be charged by your carrier for sending or receiving SMS text messaging, phone, or data.

If you have an event to add, email us: webmail@peergalaxy.com

Training Opportunities in July 2020
List Provided Courtesy of State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority
Click here to download PDF Format, 16 pages

Sep
25
Fri
FeldenKrais – Movement Classes Online Daily at FeldenKrais – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 25 all-day

logo

FeldenKrais Classes Online Every Hour of the Day

Welcome to a new way of thinking about health.

The Feldenkrais Method® is a powerful and revolutionary approach to improving your life that uses gentle, mindful movement to bring new awareness and possibility into every aspect of your life. Developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, the Feldenkrais Method has helped millions of people worldwide.

The Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education is a practice, a process, and a system for self-improvement. It is a form of “somatic education,” which means it uses movement and real-time awareness of your own body sensations to guide you toward the positive changes you seek.

The Feldenkrais Method is not a treatment, adjustment, or exercise program. Instead, it is based on decades of research in physics, neuroscience, biomechanics, learning theory, and human development to give you the means to help yourself.

There is more information on their site about ATM (Awareness Through Movement) and FI (Functional Integration) as well as Professional Training.

Click on the link below to see a lists of daily classes then click on class listings for more details and registration instructions.  Many are offered for FREE or SLIDING SCALE (pay what you can).

Online classes 24/7
Might be listed in Eastern Time, 3hours ahead of Pacific Time
Online events
Might be listed in Eastern Time, 3hours ahead of Pacific Time
About online FeldenKrais Classes (Video)
To learn more about the Feldenkrais Method click on the list below:
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Practitioner Search
Frame – FREE Online Recorded Workshops by Frame – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online
Sep 25 all-day

Frame

WHAT IF I’M JUST NOT READY TO TRY THERAPY?

That’s OK. The L.A.-based mental health startup Frame hosts digital workshops, led by licensed therapists, “for people who aren’t ready to try therapy,” said the company’s CEO Kendall Bird.

“It’s a way for people around the country — and specifically in Los Angeles — to get a sense of what therapy could be like for them, to have a better understanding of what you can talk about in therapy and also to learn that there are really different styles of therapists,” she said.

For people not ready or wanting to seek counseling with a therapist just yet, but who could use some information on common topics Frame offers FREE anonymous, online recorded workshops led by licensed therapists from the Frame network, designed to leave you with tangible tools for real life. Tune in when and where it works for you, as a supplement to your in-person sessions, or as a convenient way to explore specific topics and learn about what gets talked about in therapy.

Frame workshops:

https://portal-client.tryframe.com/workshops

Topics include but are not limited to:

For now, linking up directly with a therapist or counselor through Frame may only available for California residents, but you can add your name to a waiting list.  If you have insurance, you may want to contact them regarding providers in the network.  If you do not have insurance, you may want to explore community based services and/or faith based services that may offer Free or Sliding Scale services.  Or you may want to explore other self-help options online.
GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Sep 25 all-day

logo

GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
HP – Hey Peers! – Virtual Online Chats and Peer Support – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online Built-In Video
Sep 25 all-day

logo

Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

Hey Peers is a video chat app that allows people to safely browse and join peer support conversations and meetings.  You can download the app online for your iPhone device.  Android version coming soon.  Now available online on the website, too!

Visit and sign up for your FREE account to get started today!

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

Create a community of trusted and like-minded peers – those that share similar challenges and experiences, those that want support, and those that give support. Employers, nonprofits, health care organizations, payers, and individuals can set up an instant community and sponsor peer support for their employees, members or loved ones.

Connect with peers

Would you like to connect with peers or supporters between support group meetings? You can do this on Hey Peers. Individuals can quickly find others who they would like to connect with for mutual support. Connections are secure and confidential with an option to remain anonymous.

Progress tracking

Hey Peers offers a premium option to journal and track moods, wellness, exercise, and other key components of mental and physical wellness. The easy recording of key indicators and important treatment information can help one see progress from support. No personal information is shared.

Available on any device

Access Hey Peers on your laptop, tablet, or mobile. No downloads necessary with our mobile responsive web App that works on any device.

Trusted Peer Facilitators

Hey Peers screens peer support facilitators to make sure they have appropriate credentials, and allows users to rate and review peer leaders to ensure high quality peer support.
our users

Who uses Hey Peers?

Any individual or peer supporter can sign up and use Hey Peers. We also designed our App for small, midsize, and large employers, nonprofits, health care organizations, and insurers to use Hey Peers for their members and employees to improve wellness outcomes in a safe and purpose-build environment.

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

1:1 Peer Coaching is a way for you to work more intensively toward achieving and maintaining yourself as you deal with your life’s challenges. In our 1:1 sessions, you will meet with a certified peer specialist or recovery coach of your choosing. There will be no other participants … just you and your coach.

 

Other online offerings:

logo

Support Groups Central offers Quality Peer Support

Strength for Your Journey

Group Video Meetings Led by Trained Facilitators

  • Online meetings are via Zoom (secured)
  • You can get reminders and keep a journal of your progress

>>> Watch this video to learn how it works at:

https://youtu.be/UgsFtlhGAOk

>>> Visit and sign up for your FREE account to get started today!

https://www.SupportGroupsCentral.com

>>> Checkout the list of TOPIC AREAS from a wide variety of organizations including but not limited to:

https://www.supportgroupscentral.com/index.cfm#anc1

Here is a sampling:

  • Coping with Stress
  • Coping with Chronic Pain
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Trauma Healing and Recovery
  • Support for Veterans and Military Families
  • Support for Expecting Parents
  • Postpartum Support
  • Depression Recovery
  • Anxiety Recovery
  • Mental Health & Wellness
  • Caregiver Support
  • Ministry
  • Health Issues
  • and many more!

>>> Check out Facebook Page for Support Groups Central:

https://www.facebook.com/SupportGroupsCentral

 

logo

Peer Support Solutions

Does your organization want to provide a secure digital peer support platform for your members or employees? Hey Peers combines a video conferencing system with chat support groups so that you can offer both regularly scheduled support group meetings and on-demand facilitated peer chat conversations to support everyday needs.

Find out more about our special offer during social distancing by completing the online form at the link below.

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/contact

Facilitators

If you are a Peer Supporter that is affiliated with a non-profit that is using Hey Peers, you can sign up directly on Hey Peers to get started.

If you are a Peer Supporter that is certified, trained, or licensed, please complete our Facilitator Application, and fill out the form below as part of our approval process.

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/facilitators

Hey Peers Tools for Support Groups

Hey Peers offers more administrative tools for managing virtual support groups than Zoom, Skype, Facebook, or other teleconferencing or forum tools including but not limited to:

  • Groups or one-on-one conversations
  • Peer and meeting match recommendations
  • Private, password-protected meeting options
  • Approve members subscribing to your organization
  • Self-wellness tools that help your members see progress
  • Share group documents electronically from your Hey Peers page (no more copying, binding, handing out)
  • Direct links to schedules and meetings from your web site – easier to track for facilitators and members
  • Track group participation rates
  • Custom registration data collection available
  • Prepare electronic reports to show the positive impact support groups deliver for fundraising, research and program management
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Sep 25 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

MINDSPACE – Mindfulness and Resilience Support Groups through COVID-19 @ Online via Zoom
Sep 25 all-day

MINDSPACE offers FREE Online Support for Mindfulness and Resilience through COVID-19 Pandemic

There are a variety of online events through Mindspace pay-what-you-can series designed specifically for health-care workers looking for psychological support during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. In each live, interactive session we will explore a different theme related to the current situation, and a corresponding mindfulness practice to help frame and navigate the situation.

The themes include:

  • Safety and grounding
  • Settling a busy mind
  • Being with difficulty
  • Connecting with purpose

The format will involve educational material, a guided, experiential practice, and time for group discussion. The course is intended to not only provide educational content and skill-teaching, but also to harness the communal support of a peer group at a time when social connection is more crucial than ever.

Events Calendar with Search Filters

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/asp/main_enroll.asp

Register Online

You will be asked to create an online account with an email address, password and phone number.

When registering for and event you will have the option to sign-up for the full series or to choose dates you can attend.  You will also be given the option to choose your contribution amount (pay-as-you-can).

Instructions on how to join the online group will likely be sent via email upon registration.

Classes fill up fast, first come first serve.

Website:

https://www.mindspacewellbeing.com/

Excerpt(s):

Our mission at Mindspace is to inspire well-being with the transformative potential of science, wisdom, and human connection.

We believe well-being is a skill that can be learned, and that it can scale from the individual, to families, communities, and organizations of all shapes and sizes. We believe that everyone can benefit from some form of mind training, but that doesn’t mean there’s a one-size-fits-all solution. Well-being at Mindspace is about connecting with people where they are and supporting the development of skills for building a sustainable, meaningful life—at home, at work, and in the world.

FREE Online COVID-19 Support Groups

https://www.mindspacewellbeing.com/programs/online-covid-19-support-group/

Examples include:

  • Mindfulness and Resilience for Healthcare Workers
  • Adaptive Coping for Students
  • Building Resilience
  • Mindfulness and Wellbeing Tools for the New Normal
  • Navigating the New Normal: Wellbeing Practices Revisited
  • Flourishing at Work in Times of Turbulence
PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Online Peer Support, Weekly Chat, and more @ Online
Sep 25 all-day

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer Support, Chat, Workshops and more!

photologo

What:

Virtual peer support, chat, and community drop-in for adult, family and youth burn survivors

Weekly online hour-long Peer Support Chat via Facebook

Wednesdays

6-7:30pm PST / 9-10:30pm EST (90 minutes)

To join via Facebook:

Send a request via Facebook.  Note, requests are only approved at the meeting time(s).  This group is “closed” meaning it is only open to people with lived experience, not 3rd party observers, etc.  You will be asked to answer some questions and approval to join is determined by the Chat Moderator(s).  This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed. 

Spanish / Espanol Online Virtual Peer Support for Adult Burn Survivors

Online Burn Survivors Support Group for Spanish-speaking burn survivors. The Group is for burn survivors 18 years or older.

3rd Tuesdays

7-8:30pm PST (90 minutes)

Contact Margarita Rodriguez at 818-848-0223 X 16 or email mrodriguez@aarbf.org RSVP.

Youth & Family Online Peer Support 

Connect with kids, teens, and families for a live, interactive support group from anywhere in the world!

We’re responding to the community’s request to offer virtual gatherings for kids, teens, and their grown-ups. Join us for interactive activities and peer support specially crafted for this age group! Fill out this online form to request info on active groups online via WebEx:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/youth-family-online

Burn Survivors, Loved Ones Virtual / Call in Support Groups 

A facilitated support group for adult burn survivors and loved ones – hosted at various times so participants can join from different time zones.

To honor their support needs, we ask that all participants identify within these categories. In other words, it is a “closed” group, limited to adult burn survivors and/or their loved ones.  Basic Ground Rules will be shared to create a supportive setting.

* Except holidays

1st and 3rd Mondays *

10:30-11:30am PST (60 minutes)

2nd and 4th Mondays *

5-6pm PST (60 minutes)

To join online via WebEx (video and/or telephone) and for more information, visit:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/virtual-support-group

There is a sign up sheet and an Virtual online group safety agreement to complete.

https://www.phoenix-society.org/virtual-group-safety-agreement

Burn support professionals

Consider joining the Webinar+ Roundtable. Learn from other leaders in the burn community and share your wisdom in this collaborative conversation about online support groups and more.

Link:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/webinar-roundtable/virtual-support-groups

Burn Community Drop ins via Zoom

For anyone within the burn community! Survivors, firefighters, nurses, loved ones, etc.

The last event was Sun Aug 2nd @ 4:30pm PST

Check this web page link for the schedule of upcoming drop in events:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/burn-community-drop-in

Join online via Zoom during meeting times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2622176875

Meeting ID: 262 217 6875

(Phone not available at this time)

Other virtual support

Be sure to check out other virtual peer support events, conferences and activities online at these links.

Calendar Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/community-calendar

Resources Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources

Website features: Stories, tools, and information to power your healing journey. 

Personal Stories

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?hierarchicalMenu%5Bfields.topics.lvl0%5D=Stories&page=1

Online Courses

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Course%2FTraining&page=1

Videos

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Video&page=1

Fact Sheets

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Factsheet&page=1

Special Events

Special events include but are not limited to the Virtual Burn Camp Retreat, conferences, advocacy congress, trainings and more.

More about the Phoenix Burn Society:

Mission

Uniting the voice of the burn community around the globe to profoundly advance lifelong healing, optimal recovery, and burn prevention.

Testimonial Quote

“You immediately feel like you have this family, that you never knew you had.” 

—Rebekah Johnson, Phoenix WBC Attendee + Speaker

Subscribe

Sign-up for a Subscription to Burn Support Magazine

http://www.phoenix-society.org/burn-support-magazine-signup

RemedyLIVE – Online Forum & Chat 24/7 with SoulMedics (Faith-Based) – All Day – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online
Sep 25 all-day

poster

RemedyLIVE offers

Online Forum available 24/7

Online Chat with a Soulmedic available 24/7

https://soulmediccentral.com/webchat?channel=remedylive

What is a SoulMedic? These people, available 24/7, are committed to chatting with you, listening to what you’re going through, and loving you with the hope of God.

SoulMedics are: screened adults over 20 years of age.

Learn more about REMEDY LIVE on its website at:

https://www.remedylive.com/

Or this video:

Discuss various topics including but not limited to: Anxiety, Bullying, Drugs & Alcohol, Faith, Sexuality and more.

These are just a few topics.

Your Brain on Eating Disorders

5 Ways Gardening helps your Anxiety

Your Brain on Bipolar Disorder

SGC – Support Groups Central – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Sep 25 all-day

logo

Support Groups Central offers Quality Peer Support

Strength for Your Journey

Group Video Meetings Led by Trained Facilitators

  • Online meetings are via Zoom (secured)
  • You can get reminders and keep a journal of your progress

>>> Watch this video to learn how it works at:

https://youtu.be/UgsFtlhGAOk

>>> Visit and sign up for your FREE account to get started today!

https://www.SupportGroupsCentral.com

>>> Checkout the list of TOPIC AREAS from a wide variety of organizations including but not limited to:

https://www.supportgroupscentral.com/index.cfm#anc1

Here is a sampling:

  • Coping with Stress
  • Coping with Chronic Pain
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Trauma Healing and Recovery
  • Support for Veterans and Military Families
  • Support for Expecting Parents
  • Postpartum Support
  • Depression Recovery
  • Anxiety Recovery
  • Mental Health & Wellness
  • Caregiver Support
  • Ministry
  • Health Issues
  • and many more!

>>> Check out Facebook Page for Support Groups Central:

https://www.facebook.com/SupportGroupsCentral

 

Other offerings:

logo

Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

Hey Peers is a video chat app that allows people to safely browse and join peer support conversations and meetings.  You can download the app online for your iPhone device.  Android version coming soon.  Now available online on the website, too!

Visit and sign up for your FREE account to get started today!

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

Create a community of trusted and like-minded peers – those that share similar challenges and experiences, those that want support, and those that give support. Employers, nonprofits, health care organizations, payers, and individuals can set up an instant community and sponsor peer support for their employees, members or loved ones.

Connect with peers

Would you like to connect with peers or supporters between support group meetings? You can do this on Hey Peers. Individuals can quickly find others who they would like to connect with for mutual support. Connections are secure and confidential with an option to remain anonymous.

Progress tracking

Hey Peers offers a premium option to journal and track moods, wellness, exercise, and other key components of mental and physical wellness. The easy recording of key indicators and important treatment information can help one see progress from support. No personal information is shared.

Available on any device

Access Hey Peers on your laptop, tablet, or mobile. No downloads necessary with our mobile responsive web App that works on any device.

Trusted Peer Facilitators

Hey Peers screens peer support facilitators to make sure they have appropriate credentials, and allows users to rate and review peer leaders to ensure high quality peer support.
our users

Who uses Hey Peers?

Any individual or peer supporter can sign up and use Hey Peers. We also designed our App for small, midsize, and large employers, nonprofits, health care organizations, and insurers to use Hey Peers for their members and employees to improve wellness outcomes in a safe and purpose-build environment.

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

1:1 Peer Coaching is a way for you to work more intensively toward achieving and maintaining yourself as you deal with your life’s challenges. In our 1:1 sessions, you will meet with a certified peer specialist or recovery coach of your choosing. There will be no other participants … just you and your coach.

 

logo

Peer Support Solutions

Does your organization want to provide a secure digital peer support platform for your members or employees? Hey Peers combines a video conferencing system with chat support groups so that you can offer both regularly scheduled support group meetings and on-demand facilitated peer chat conversations to support everyday needs.

Find out more about our special offer during social distancing by completing the online form at the link below.

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/contact

Facilitators

If you are a Peer Supporter that is affiliated with a non-profit that is using Hey Peers, you can sign up directly on Hey Peers to get started.

If you are a Peer Supporter that is certified, trained, or licensed, please complete our Facilitator Application, and fill out the form below as part of our approval process.

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/facilitators

Hey Peers Tools for Support Groups

Hey Peers offers more administrative tools for managing virtual support groups than Zoom, Skype, Facebook, or other teleconferencing or forum tools including but not limited to:

  • Groups or one-on-one conversations
  • Peer and meeting match recommendations
  • Private, password-protected meeting options
  • Approve members subscribing to your organization
  • Self-wellness tools that help your members see progress
  • Share group documents electronically from your Hey Peers page (no more copying, binding, handing out)
  • Direct links to schedules and meetings from your web site – easier to track for facilitators and members
  • Track group participation rates
  • Custom registration data collection available
  • Prepare electronic reports to show the positive impact support groups deliver for fundraising, research and program management
Telephone Peer Support – National Warmline Directory and Resources (USA) @ Phone
Sep 25 all-day

Need someone to talk to?  Check out Warmline.org

poster

According to the Center for Hope and Recovery, “A warmline is a telephone service (aka a call line) for people who are looking for someone to discuss their daily struggles. Warmlines are staffed with peers who have lived experience of mental health struggles themselves and who are open to sharing their stories of challenging situations, recovery, and perseverance”  The hours, days and geographic reach may vary.  Fortunately, there are many warmlines including quite a number operating in Oregon such as but not limited to: The David Romprey Warmline.

Check out this article “What is a Warmline and What Should I Expect When I Call One?” by Chaya Grossberg: https://www.madinamerica.com/2014/06/warm-line-expect-call-one/

Find the extensive list of Warmlines for many locations online at: http://www.warmline.org/

To search for Warmlines by state, click on a state in the list below.

(Note: Warmlines listed in red are nationally accessible and welcome calls from anywhere)

Also, be sure to check out the Warmline Resource page by the National Empowerment Center (NEC) at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources

In addition, you can:

  1. Access the Warmline Resources page and Guide by the National Empowerment Center at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources
  2. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Warmlines by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  3. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Peer Respite by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  4. Send updates to the web page by email to: hdt@mit.edu
  5. Visit links for starting a warmline at: http://www.warmline.org/#Warmline%20training%20Information%20and%20other%20resource%20links

Article regarding Peer Warmlines

Sustaining Recovery through the Night:
Impact of a Peer-Run Warm Line

by Rebecca Spirito Dalgin, Simonne Maline, and Peter Driscoll

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21768081/

Excerpt(s):

Objective: This exploratory study describes the impact of a peer-run warm line on the lives of individuals with psychiatric disabilities.

Methods: Phone surveys were completed with 480 warm line callers over four years. Results: Warm line callers reported a reduction in the use of crisis services and a reduction of feelings of isolation.

Conclusions and Implications for Practice: The results indicate that peer-run warm lines can fill an important void in the lives of individuals living with mental [health challenges]. Although warm lines at any time of day are helpful, keeping warm lines running after 5pm and throughout the night provides support services not typically available after office hours and can assist with loneliness, symptom management, and the process of recovery.

Telephone Peer Support – Trans Lifeline Saving Lives – 877-565-8860 – Weekdays and Weekends @ United States and Canada
Sep 25 all-day

logo

Trans Lifeline

Peer Support and Crisis Hotline by and for Trans & Questioning

Hotline open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week* – Weekdays & Weekends

* reportedly it is only guaranteed to be staffed 7am-1pm PST / 10am-4pm EST but may have operators or take messages outside these times

Toll-Free USA:  877-565-8860

Toll-Free Canada:  877-330-6366

Trans Lifeline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers. Our operators are located all over the U.S. and Canada and are all trans-identified. If you are in crisis or just need someone to talk to, even if it’s just about whether or not you’re trans, please call us. We will do our best to support you and provide you resources.

Our Hotline launched shortly after Trans Day of Remembrance of 2014 in response to the epidemic of suicide in our community. We believe that some of the best support that a trans person in a crisis can have is a fellow member of our community with shared lived experience.

While it started as a service for people in crisis, that is no longer the case. Trans Lifeline still functions as a crisis and suicide prevention hotline. However, it also serves as a space for trans people who just need someone to talk to.

Trans Lifeline provides live, one-on-one phone support, as well as large numbers of online resources for transgender and gender-questioning individuals. The hotline is open 24 hours a day. It is only guaranteed to be staffed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST, but operators are often also available at other times.

In addition to information resources, Trans Lifeline offers microgrants to individuals who need financial support when updating their name and gender on their legal documents. They accept a limited number of applications each month. However, they will pay the entire fee for most document changes other than birth certificates.


La línea directa de Trans Lifeline es un servicio de apoyo entre compañeros dirigido por personas trans, para personas trans. Nuestros operadores están ubicados en todo EE. UU. Y Canadá, y todos son trans identificados. Si está en crisis o simplemente necesita alguien con quien hablar, incluso si se trata solo de si es o no es trans, llámenos. Haremos todo lo posible para apoyarlo y brindarle recursos.

Nuestra línea directa se lanzó poco después del Día de la Remembranza Trans en 2014 en respuesta a la epidemia de suicidio en nuestra comunidad. Creemos que algunos de los mejores apoyos que una persona trans en crisis puede tener es la oportunidad de hablar con un miembro de nuestra comunidad con experiencia de vida compartida.


poster

Trans Lifeline is training Spanish speaking volunteers who identify as transgender and want to support the Translatinx community by being a volunteer operator for our dedicated Spanish hotline. This line will launch this summer.


 

Website:

https://www.translifeline.org/

Facebook social media page:

https://www.facebook.com/TransLifeline/

Twitter posts page:

https://twitter.com/TransLifeline/

Instagram posts page:

https://www.instagram.com/TransLifeline/

Virtual Yoga Everyday with Lea @ ROCC @ Online via Zoom
Sep 25 all-day

ROCC is pleased to offer Everyday Yoga with Lea 7 days per week

logo

Chair and Mat Yoga Sessions on YouTube FREE with Lea aka “Yoga Police”.

Suggestions: Firm chair / seat preferably with no back.  Comfortable clothes.  Books, pillows, or yoga blocks.  For more, see props and jokes session below.

[NOTE: Check with your doctor(s) and discuss any concerns before starting a new routine.]

1. Chair Yoga for Hips and PSOAs (23 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=cQ8J6IiFCOE

2. Chair Yoga for Chest and Back (25 min)

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGT2XuS1ORE&feature=youtu.be

3. Vinyasa Flow for Core and Lateral Stability (45 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3E_ZlZlY7M&feature=youtu.be

4. Vinyasa Flow for Legs and Hips, Part 1 of 2 (18 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTE3Wb6t_3c&feature=youtu.be

5. Vinyasa Flow for Legs and Hips, Part 2 of 2 (24 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-s3Oo8ikTI&feature=youtu.be

6. Chair Yoga for Full Body (23 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfxKLu2hef4&feature=youtu.be

7. Vinyasa Flow for Healthy Digestion (44 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Shl2mZbmHSo&feature=youtu.be

8. Chair Yoga Flow for Tension and Stress (26 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63yRrAgoVeU&feature=youtu.be

9. Chair Yoga Props and Jokes (28 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NohTr_Az0J4&feature=youtu.be

10. Vinyasa Yoga for Wrist and Ankle Strength (38 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82pEX57pdAo&feature=youtu.be

11. Chair Yoga for a Hot Day (18min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXYspgo4mQs

12. Outside Flow (26min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTLPgDWtpMQ

13. Yin for the Hips (30min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBS3kjr3x-M

14. Chair Yoga for Sciatic Pain (20min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qkj9eSLgUAc

15. Chair Yoga for Carpal Tunnel (28 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkv8F6P2rsw

16. Couch Yoga (25min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdXPuwHtloM

17. Sense Yoga Flow (30min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4MRn2eCLsQ

18. Chair Yoga (26min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhbSLzd5VqQ

19.Grounding into Expansion (38min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7dpHS6d8Ds

20. Chair Yoga Mind and Body (27min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDPQiSQIuzw

21. Restorative Yoga for Flow (51min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbihcFq7prc

ROCC has peer support by phone and other online groups, too!

Do you need someone to talk to?

We’re available for anyone to call peer support no matter what!

Call anytime between 11am – 7pm PST 7 days per week, weekdays and weekends.

971-718-8668 (MONDAY-THURSDAY)
971-718-0967 (TUESDAY-FRIDAY)
971-718-8670 (FRIDAY-MONDAY)

To learn about ROCC’s Online Groups visit:
http://www.roccsalem.org/online-groups

ROCC Mission Statement

Recovery Outreach Community Center (ROCC), is a safe place for people recovering from or who are interested in mental health, addiction, trauma, or other related issues. Our mission is to empower and respect others through peer-led service and peer-to-peer support. We want to encourage self-direction, personal responsibility and hope, by providing a safe place for people to share story and heal.

ROCC Principles

Principle I

The source of ROCC’s power is peer-to-peer relations. By sharing story and experiences, we lead each other into hope.

Principle II

Self-direction and personal recovery is ROCC’s goal. To be able to lead, control and choose your own recovery path will achieve a self-determined life.

Principle III

ROCC requires respectful conduct and encourages the voice of all. We must instill hope in the individual while fulfilling the values of the group.

 

ROCC Website:

https://www.roccsalem.org

ROCC Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/ROCCSALEM/

ROCC Facebook Group for Chat:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/232944234571700/

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Sep 25 all-day

logo

youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

photo young adults

 

 

Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Sep 25 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

logo

AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Sep
26
Sat
FeldenKrais – Movement Classes Online Daily at FeldenKrais – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 26 all-day

logo

FeldenKrais Classes Online Every Hour of the Day

Welcome to a new way of thinking about health.

The Feldenkrais Method® is a powerful and revolutionary approach to improving your life that uses gentle, mindful movement to bring new awareness and possibility into every aspect of your life. Developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, the Feldenkrais Method has helped millions of people worldwide.

The Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education is a practice, a process, and a system for self-improvement. It is a form of “somatic education,” which means it uses movement and real-time awareness of your own body sensations to guide you toward the positive changes you seek.

The Feldenkrais Method is not a treatment, adjustment, or exercise program. Instead, it is based on decades of research in physics, neuroscience, biomechanics, learning theory, and human development to give you the means to help yourself.

There is more information on their site about ATM (Awareness Through Movement) and FI (Functional Integration) as well as Professional Training.

Click on the link below to see a lists of daily classes then click on class listings for more details and registration instructions.  Many are offered for FREE or SLIDING SCALE (pay what you can).

Online classes 24/7
Might be listed in Eastern Time, 3hours ahead of Pacific Time
Online events
Might be listed in Eastern Time, 3hours ahead of Pacific Time
About online FeldenKrais Classes (Video)
To learn more about the Feldenkrais Method click on the list below:
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Practitioner Search
Frame – FREE Online Recorded Workshops by Frame – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online
Sep 26 all-day

Frame

WHAT IF I’M JUST NOT READY TO TRY THERAPY?

That’s OK. The L.A.-based mental health startup Frame hosts digital workshops, led by licensed therapists, “for people who aren’t ready to try therapy,” said the company’s CEO Kendall Bird.

“It’s a way for people around the country — and specifically in Los Angeles — to get a sense of what therapy could be like for them, to have a better understanding of what you can talk about in therapy and also to learn that there are really different styles of therapists,” she said.

For people not ready or wanting to seek counseling with a therapist just yet, but who could use some information on common topics Frame offers FREE anonymous, online recorded workshops led by licensed therapists from the Frame network, designed to leave you with tangible tools for real life. Tune in when and where it works for you, as a supplement to your in-person sessions, or as a convenient way to explore specific topics and learn about what gets talked about in therapy.

Frame workshops:

https://portal-client.tryframe.com/workshops

Topics include but are not limited to:

For now, linking up directly with a therapist or counselor through Frame may only available for California residents, but you can add your name to a waiting list.  If you have insurance, you may want to contact them regarding providers in the network.  If you do not have insurance, you may want to explore community based services and/or faith based services that may offer Free or Sliding Scale services.  Or you may want to explore other self-help options online.
GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Sep 26 all-day

logo

GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
HP – Hey Peers! – Virtual Online Chats and Peer Support – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online Built-In Video
Sep 26 all-day

logo

Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

Hey Peers is a video chat app that allows people to safely browse and join peer support conversations and meetings.  You can download the app online for your iPhone device.  Android version coming soon.  Now available online on the website, too!

Visit and sign up for your FREE account to get started today!

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

Create a community of trusted and like-minded peers – those that share similar challenges and experiences, those that want support, and those that give support. Employers, nonprofits, health care organizations, payers, and individuals can set up an instant community and sponsor peer support for their employees, members or loved ones.

Connect with peers

Would you like to connect with peers or supporters between support group meetings? You can do this on Hey Peers. Individuals can quickly find others who they would like to connect with for mutual support. Connections are secure and confidential with an option to remain anonymous.

Progress tracking

Hey Peers offers a premium option to journal and track moods, wellness, exercise, and other key components of mental and physical wellness. The easy recording of key indicators and important treatment information can help one see progress from support. No personal information is shared.

Available on any device

Access Hey Peers on your laptop, tablet, or mobile. No downloads necessary with our mobile responsive web App that works on any device.

Trusted Peer Facilitators

Hey Peers screens peer support facilitators to make sure they have appropriate credentials, and allows users to rate and review peer leaders to ensure high quality peer support.
our users

Who uses Hey Peers?

Any individual or peer supporter can sign up and use Hey Peers. We also designed our App for small, midsize, and large employers, nonprofits, health care organizations, and insurers to use Hey Peers for their members and employees to improve wellness outcomes in a safe and purpose-build environment.

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

1:1 Peer Coaching is a way for you to work more intensively toward achieving and maintaining yourself as you deal with your life’s challenges. In our 1:1 sessions, you will meet with a certified peer specialist or recovery coach of your choosing. There will be no other participants … just you and your coach.

 

Other online offerings:

logo

Support Groups Central offers Quality Peer Support

Strength for Your Journey

Group Video Meetings Led by Trained Facilitators

  • Online meetings are via Zoom (secured)
  • You can get reminders and keep a journal of your progress

>>> Watch this video to learn how it works at:

https://youtu.be/UgsFtlhGAOk

>>> Visit and sign up for your FREE account to get started today!

https://www.SupportGroupsCentral.com

>>> Checkout the list of TOPIC AREAS from a wide variety of organizations including but not limited to:

https://www.supportgroupscentral.com/index.cfm#anc1

Here is a sampling:

  • Coping with Stress
  • Coping with Chronic Pain
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Trauma Healing and Recovery
  • Support for Veterans and Military Families
  • Support for Expecting Parents
  • Postpartum Support
  • Depression Recovery
  • Anxiety Recovery
  • Mental Health & Wellness
  • Caregiver Support
  • Ministry
  • Health Issues
  • and many more!

>>> Check out Facebook Page for Support Groups Central:

https://www.facebook.com/SupportGroupsCentral

 

logo

Peer Support Solutions

Does your organization want to provide a secure digital peer support platform for your members or employees? Hey Peers combines a video conferencing system with chat support groups so that you can offer both regularly scheduled support group meetings and on-demand facilitated peer chat conversations to support everyday needs.

Find out more about our special offer during social distancing by completing the online form at the link below.

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/contact

Facilitators

If you are a Peer Supporter that is affiliated with a non-profit that is using Hey Peers, you can sign up directly on Hey Peers to get started.

If you are a Peer Supporter that is certified, trained, or licensed, please complete our Facilitator Application, and fill out the form below as part of our approval process.

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/facilitators

Hey Peers Tools for Support Groups

Hey Peers offers more administrative tools for managing virtual support groups than Zoom, Skype, Facebook, or other teleconferencing or forum tools including but not limited to:

  • Groups or one-on-one conversations
  • Peer and meeting match recommendations
  • Private, password-protected meeting options
  • Approve members subscribing to your organization
  • Self-wellness tools that help your members see progress
  • Share group documents electronically from your Hey Peers page (no more copying, binding, handing out)
  • Direct links to schedules and meetings from your web site – easier to track for facilitators and members
  • Track group participation rates
  • Custom registration data collection available
  • Prepare electronic reports to show the positive impact support groups deliver for fundraising, research and program management
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Sep 26 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

MINDSPACE – Mindfulness and Resilience Support Groups through COVID-19 @ Online via Zoom
Sep 26 all-day

MINDSPACE offers FREE Online Support for Mindfulness and Resilience through COVID-19 Pandemic

There are a variety of online events through Mindspace pay-what-you-can series designed specifically for health-care workers looking for psychological support during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. In each live, interactive session we will explore a different theme related to the current situation, and a corresponding mindfulness practice to help frame and navigate the situation.

The themes include:

  • Safety and grounding
  • Settling a busy mind
  • Being with difficulty
  • Connecting with purpose

The format will involve educational material, a guided, experiential practice, and time for group discussion. The course is intended to not only provide educational content and skill-teaching, but also to harness the communal support of a peer group at a time when social connection is more crucial than ever.

Events Calendar with Search Filters

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/asp/main_enroll.asp

Register Online

You will be asked to create an online account with an email address, password and phone number.

When registering for and event you will have the option to sign-up for the full series or to choose dates you can attend.  You will also be given the option to choose your contribution amount (pay-as-you-can).

Instructions on how to join the online group will likely be sent via email upon registration.

Classes fill up fast, first come first serve.

Website:

https://www.mindspacewellbeing.com/

Excerpt(s):

Our mission at Mindspace is to inspire well-being with the transformative potential of science, wisdom, and human connection.

We believe well-being is a skill that can be learned, and that it can scale from the individual, to families, communities, and organizations of all shapes and sizes. We believe that everyone can benefit from some form of mind training, but that doesn’t mean there’s a one-size-fits-all solution. Well-being at Mindspace is about connecting with people where they are and supporting the development of skills for building a sustainable, meaningful life—at home, at work, and in the world.

FREE Online COVID-19 Support Groups

https://www.mindspacewellbeing.com/programs/online-covid-19-support-group/

Examples include:

  • Mindfulness and Resilience for Healthcare Workers
  • Adaptive Coping for Students
  • Building Resilience
  • Mindfulness and Wellbeing Tools for the New Normal
  • Navigating the New Normal: Wellbeing Practices Revisited
  • Flourishing at Work in Times of Turbulence
PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Online Peer Support, Weekly Chat, and more @ Online
Sep 26 all-day

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer Support, Chat, Workshops and more!

photologo

What:

Virtual peer support, chat, and community drop-in for adult, family and youth burn survivors

Weekly online hour-long Peer Support Chat via Facebook

Wednesdays

6-7:30pm PST / 9-10:30pm EST (90 minutes)

To join via Facebook:

Send a request via Facebook.  Note, requests are only approved at the meeting time(s).  This group is “closed” meaning it is only open to people with lived experience, not 3rd party observers, etc.  You will be asked to answer some questions and approval to join is determined by the Chat Moderator(s).  This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed. 

Spanish / Espanol Online Virtual Peer Support for Adult Burn Survivors

Online Burn Survivors Support Group for Spanish-speaking burn survivors. The Group is for burn survivors 18 years or older.

3rd Tuesdays

7-8:30pm PST (90 minutes)

Contact Margarita Rodriguez at 818-848-0223 X 16 or email mrodriguez@aarbf.org RSVP.

Youth & Family Online Peer Support 

Connect with kids, teens, and families for a live, interactive support group from anywhere in the world!

We’re responding to the community’s request to offer virtual gatherings for kids, teens, and their grown-ups. Join us for interactive activities and peer support specially crafted for this age group! Fill out this online form to request info on active groups online via WebEx:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/youth-family-online

Burn Survivors, Loved Ones Virtual / Call in Support Groups 

A facilitated support group for adult burn survivors and loved ones – hosted at various times so participants can join from different time zones.

To honor their support needs, we ask that all participants identify within these categories. In other words, it is a “closed” group, limited to adult burn survivors and/or their loved ones.  Basic Ground Rules will be shared to create a supportive setting.

* Except holidays

1st and 3rd Mondays *

10:30-11:30am PST (60 minutes)

2nd and 4th Mondays *

5-6pm PST (60 minutes)

To join online via WebEx (video and/or telephone) and for more information, visit:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/virtual-support-group

There is a sign up sheet and an Virtual online group safety agreement to complete.

https://www.phoenix-society.org/virtual-group-safety-agreement

Burn support professionals

Consider joining the Webinar+ Roundtable. Learn from other leaders in the burn community and share your wisdom in this collaborative conversation about online support groups and more.

Link:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/webinar-roundtable/virtual-support-groups

Burn Community Drop ins via Zoom

For anyone within the burn community! Survivors, firefighters, nurses, loved ones, etc.

The last event was Sun Aug 2nd @ 4:30pm PST

Check this web page link for the schedule of upcoming drop in events:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/burn-community-drop-in

Join online via Zoom during meeting times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2622176875

Meeting ID: 262 217 6875

(Phone not available at this time)

Other virtual support

Be sure to check out other virtual peer support events, conferences and activities online at these links.

Calendar Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/community-calendar

Resources Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources

Website features: Stories, tools, and information to power your healing journey. 

Personal Stories

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?hierarchicalMenu%5Bfields.topics.lvl0%5D=Stories&page=1

Online Courses

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Course%2FTraining&page=1

Videos

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Video&page=1

Fact Sheets

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Factsheet&page=1

Special Events

Special events include but are not limited to the Virtual Burn Camp Retreat, conferences, advocacy congress, trainings and more.

More about the Phoenix Burn Society:

Mission

Uniting the voice of the burn community around the globe to profoundly advance lifelong healing, optimal recovery, and burn prevention.

Testimonial Quote

“You immediately feel like you have this family, that you never knew you had.” 

—Rebekah Johnson, Phoenix WBC Attendee + Speaker

Subscribe

Sign-up for a Subscription to Burn Support Magazine

http://www.phoenix-society.org/burn-support-magazine-signup

RemedyLIVE – Online Forum & Chat 24/7 with SoulMedics (Faith-Based) – All Day – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online
Sep 26 all-day

poster

RemedyLIVE offers

Online Forum available 24/7

Online Chat with a Soulmedic available 24/7

https://soulmediccentral.com/webchat?channel=remedylive

What is a SoulMedic? These people, available 24/7, are committed to chatting with you, listening to what you’re going through, and loving you with the hope of God.

SoulMedics are: screened adults over 20 years of age.

Learn more about REMEDY LIVE on its website at:

https://www.remedylive.com/

Or this video:

Discuss various topics including but not limited to: Anxiety, Bullying, Drugs & Alcohol, Faith, Sexuality and more.

These are just a few topics.

Your Brain on Eating Disorders

5 Ways Gardening helps your Anxiety

Your Brain on Bipolar Disorder

SGC – Support Groups Central – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Sep 26 all-day

logo

Support Groups Central offers Quality Peer Support

Strength for Your Journey

Group Video Meetings Led by Trained Facilitators

  • Online meetings are via Zoom (secured)
  • You can get reminders and keep a journal of your progress

>>> Watch this video to learn how it works at:

https://youtu.be/UgsFtlhGAOk

>>> Visit and sign up for your FREE account to get started today!

https://www.SupportGroupsCentral.com

>>> Checkout the list of TOPIC AREAS from a wide variety of organizations including but not limited to:

https://www.supportgroupscentral.com/index.cfm#anc1

Here is a sampling:

  • Coping with Stress
  • Coping with Chronic Pain
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Trauma Healing and Recovery
  • Support for Veterans and Military Families
  • Support for Expecting Parents
  • Postpartum Support
  • Depression Recovery
  • Anxiety Recovery
  • Mental Health & Wellness
  • Caregiver Support
  • Ministry
  • Health Issues
  • and many more!

>>> Check out Facebook Page for Support Groups Central:

https://www.facebook.com/SupportGroupsCentral

 

Other offerings:

logo

Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

Hey Peers is a video chat app that allows people to safely browse and join peer support conversations and meetings.  You can download the app online for your iPhone device.  Android version coming soon.  Now available online on the website, too!

Visit and sign up for your FREE account to get started today!

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

Create a community of trusted and like-minded peers – those that share similar challenges and experiences, those that want support, and those that give support. Employers, nonprofits, health care organizations, payers, and individuals can set up an instant community and sponsor peer support for their employees, members or loved ones.

Connect with peers

Would you like to connect with peers or supporters between support group meetings? You can do this on Hey Peers. Individuals can quickly find others who they would like to connect with for mutual support. Connections are secure and confidential with an option to remain anonymous.

Progress tracking

Hey Peers offers a premium option to journal and track moods, wellness, exercise, and other key components of mental and physical wellness. The easy recording of key indicators and important treatment information can help one see progress from support. No personal information is shared.

Available on any device

Access Hey Peers on your laptop, tablet, or mobile. No downloads necessary with our mobile responsive web App that works on any device.

Trusted Peer Facilitators

Hey Peers screens peer support facilitators to make sure they have appropriate credentials, and allows users to rate and review peer leaders to ensure high quality peer support.
our users

Who uses Hey Peers?

Any individual or peer supporter can sign up and use Hey Peers. We also designed our App for small, midsize, and large employers, nonprofits, health care organizations, and insurers to use Hey Peers for their members and employees to improve wellness outcomes in a safe and purpose-build environment.

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

1:1 Peer Coaching is a way for you to work more intensively toward achieving and maintaining yourself as you deal with your life’s challenges. In our 1:1 sessions, you will meet with a certified peer specialist or recovery coach of your choosing. There will be no other participants … just you and your coach.

 

logo

Peer Support Solutions

Does your organization want to provide a secure digital peer support platform for your members or employees? Hey Peers combines a video conferencing system with chat support groups so that you can offer both regularly scheduled support group meetings and on-demand facilitated peer chat conversations to support everyday needs.

Find out more about our special offer during social distancing by completing the online form at the link below.

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/contact

Facilitators

If you are a Peer Supporter that is affiliated with a non-profit that is using Hey Peers, you can sign up directly on Hey Peers to get started.

If you are a Peer Supporter that is certified, trained, or licensed, please complete our Facilitator Application, and fill out the form below as part of our approval process.

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/facilitators

Hey Peers Tools for Support Groups

Hey Peers offers more administrative tools for managing virtual support groups than Zoom, Skype, Facebook, or other teleconferencing or forum tools including but not limited to:

  • Groups or one-on-one conversations
  • Peer and meeting match recommendations
  • Private, password-protected meeting options
  • Approve members subscribing to your organization
  • Self-wellness tools that help your members see progress
  • Share group documents electronically from your Hey Peers page (no more copying, binding, handing out)
  • Direct links to schedules and meetings from your web site – easier to track for facilitators and members
  • Track group participation rates
  • Custom registration data collection available
  • Prepare electronic reports to show the positive impact support groups deliver for fundraising, research and program management
Telephone Peer Support – National Warmline Directory and Resources (USA) @ Phone
Sep 26 all-day

Need someone to talk to?  Check out Warmline.org

poster

According to the Center for Hope and Recovery, “A warmline is a telephone service (aka a call line) for people who are looking for someone to discuss their daily struggles. Warmlines are staffed with peers who have lived experience of mental health struggles themselves and who are open to sharing their stories of challenging situations, recovery, and perseverance”  The hours, days and geographic reach may vary.  Fortunately, there are many warmlines including quite a number operating in Oregon such as but not limited to: The David Romprey Warmline.

Check out this article “What is a Warmline and What Should I Expect When I Call One?” by Chaya Grossberg: https://www.madinamerica.com/2014/06/warm-line-expect-call-one/

Find the extensive list of Warmlines for many locations online at: http://www.warmline.org/

To search for Warmlines by state, click on a state in the list below.

(Note: Warmlines listed in red are nationally accessible and welcome calls from anywhere)

Also, be sure to check out the Warmline Resource page by the National Empowerment Center (NEC) at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources

In addition, you can:

  1. Access the Warmline Resources page and Guide by the National Empowerment Center at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources
  2. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Warmlines by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  3. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Peer Respite by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  4. Send updates to the web page by email to: hdt@mit.edu
  5. Visit links for starting a warmline at: http://www.warmline.org/#Warmline%20training%20Information%20and%20other%20resource%20links

Article regarding Peer Warmlines

Sustaining Recovery through the Night:
Impact of a Peer-Run Warm Line

by Rebecca Spirito Dalgin, Simonne Maline, and Peter Driscoll

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21768081/

Excerpt(s):

Objective: This exploratory study describes the impact of a peer-run warm line on the lives of individuals with psychiatric disabilities.

Methods: Phone surveys were completed with 480 warm line callers over four years. Results: Warm line callers reported a reduction in the use of crisis services and a reduction of feelings of isolation.

Conclusions and Implications for Practice: The results indicate that peer-run warm lines can fill an important void in the lives of individuals living with mental [health challenges]. Although warm lines at any time of day are helpful, keeping warm lines running after 5pm and throughout the night provides support services not typically available after office hours and can assist with loneliness, symptom management, and the process of recovery.

Telephone Peer Support – Trans Lifeline Saving Lives – 877-565-8860 – Weekdays and Weekends @ United States and Canada
Sep 26 all-day

logo

Trans Lifeline

Peer Support and Crisis Hotline by and for Trans & Questioning

Hotline open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week* – Weekdays & Weekends

* reportedly it is only guaranteed to be staffed 7am-1pm PST / 10am-4pm EST but may have operators or take messages outside these times

Toll-Free USA:  877-565-8860

Toll-Free Canada:  877-330-6366

Trans Lifeline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers. Our operators are located all over the U.S. and Canada and are all trans-identified. If you are in crisis or just need someone to talk to, even if it’s just about whether or not you’re trans, please call us. We will do our best to support you and provide you resources.

Our Hotline launched shortly after Trans Day of Remembrance of 2014 in response to the epidemic of suicide in our community. We believe that some of the best support that a trans person in a crisis can have is a fellow member of our community with shared lived experience.

While it started as a service for people in crisis, that is no longer the case. Trans Lifeline still functions as a crisis and suicide prevention hotline. However, it also serves as a space for trans people who just need someone to talk to.

Trans Lifeline provides live, one-on-one phone support, as well as large numbers of online resources for transgender and gender-questioning individuals. The hotline is open 24 hours a day. It is only guaranteed to be staffed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST, but operators are often also available at other times.

In addition to information resources, Trans Lifeline offers microgrants to individuals who need financial support when updating their name and gender on their legal documents. They accept a limited number of applications each month. However, they will pay the entire fee for most document changes other than birth certificates.


La línea directa de Trans Lifeline es un servicio de apoyo entre compañeros dirigido por personas trans, para personas trans. Nuestros operadores están ubicados en todo EE. UU. Y Canadá, y todos son trans identificados. Si está en crisis o simplemente necesita alguien con quien hablar, incluso si se trata solo de si es o no es trans, llámenos. Haremos todo lo posible para apoyarlo y brindarle recursos.

Nuestra línea directa se lanzó poco después del Día de la Remembranza Trans en 2014 en respuesta a la epidemia de suicidio en nuestra comunidad. Creemos que algunos de los mejores apoyos que una persona trans en crisis puede tener es la oportunidad de hablar con un miembro de nuestra comunidad con experiencia de vida compartida.


poster

Trans Lifeline is training Spanish speaking volunteers who identify as transgender and want to support the Translatinx community by being a volunteer operator for our dedicated Spanish hotline. This line will launch this summer.


 

Website:

https://www.translifeline.org/

Facebook social media page:

https://www.facebook.com/TransLifeline/

Twitter posts page:

https://twitter.com/TransLifeline/

Instagram posts page:

https://www.instagram.com/TransLifeline/

Virtual Yoga Everyday with Lea @ ROCC @ Online via Zoom
Sep 26 all-day

ROCC is pleased to offer Everyday Yoga with Lea 7 days per week

logo

Chair and Mat Yoga Sessions on YouTube FREE with Lea aka “Yoga Police”.

Suggestions: Firm chair / seat preferably with no back.  Comfortable clothes.  Books, pillows, or yoga blocks.  For more, see props and jokes session below.

[NOTE: Check with your doctor(s) and discuss any concerns before starting a new routine.]

1. Chair Yoga for Hips and PSOAs (23 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=cQ8J6IiFCOE

2. Chair Yoga for Chest and Back (25 min)

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGT2XuS1ORE&feature=youtu.be

3. Vinyasa Flow for Core and Lateral Stability (45 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3E_ZlZlY7M&feature=youtu.be

4. Vinyasa Flow for Legs and Hips, Part 1 of 2 (18 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTE3Wb6t_3c&feature=youtu.be

5. Vinyasa Flow for Legs and Hips, Part 2 of 2 (24 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-s3Oo8ikTI&feature=youtu.be

6. Chair Yoga for Full Body (23 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfxKLu2hef4&feature=youtu.be

7. Vinyasa Flow for Healthy Digestion (44 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Shl2mZbmHSo&feature=youtu.be

8. Chair Yoga Flow for Tension and Stress (26 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63yRrAgoVeU&feature=youtu.be

9. Chair Yoga Props and Jokes (28 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NohTr_Az0J4&feature=youtu.be

10. Vinyasa Yoga for Wrist and Ankle Strength (38 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82pEX57pdAo&feature=youtu.be

11. Chair Yoga for a Hot Day (18min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXYspgo4mQs

12. Outside Flow (26min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTLPgDWtpMQ

13. Yin for the Hips (30min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBS3kjr3x-M

14. Chair Yoga for Sciatic Pain (20min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qkj9eSLgUAc

15. Chair Yoga for Carpal Tunnel (28 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkv8F6P2rsw

16. Couch Yoga (25min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdXPuwHtloM

17. Sense Yoga Flow (30min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4MRn2eCLsQ

18. Chair Yoga (26min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhbSLzd5VqQ

19.Grounding into Expansion (38min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7dpHS6d8Ds

20. Chair Yoga Mind and Body (27min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDPQiSQIuzw

21. Restorative Yoga for Flow (51min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbihcFq7prc

ROCC has peer support by phone and other online groups, too!

Do you need someone to talk to?

We’re available for anyone to call peer support no matter what!

Call anytime between 11am – 7pm PST 7 days per week, weekdays and weekends.

971-718-8668 (MONDAY-THURSDAY)
971-718-0967 (TUESDAY-FRIDAY)
971-718-8670 (FRIDAY-MONDAY)

To learn about ROCC’s Online Groups visit:
http://www.roccsalem.org/online-groups

ROCC Mission Statement

Recovery Outreach Community Center (ROCC), is a safe place for people recovering from or who are interested in mental health, addiction, trauma, or other related issues. Our mission is to empower and respect others through peer-led service and peer-to-peer support. We want to encourage self-direction, personal responsibility and hope, by providing a safe place for people to share story and heal.

ROCC Principles

Principle I

The source of ROCC’s power is peer-to-peer relations. By sharing story and experiences, we lead each other into hope.

Principle II

Self-direction and personal recovery is ROCC’s goal. To be able to lead, control and choose your own recovery path will achieve a self-determined life.

Principle III

ROCC requires respectful conduct and encourages the voice of all. We must instill hope in the individual while fulfilling the values of the group.

 

ROCC Website:

https://www.roccsalem.org

ROCC Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/ROCCSALEM/

ROCC Facebook Group for Chat:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/232944234571700/

Recovery Yoga Daily with 4th Dimension @ Online via Zoom
Sep 26 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

4th Dimension Recovery host daily recovery yoga at 8 am – 9 am PST

logo

To join via Zoom:

https://zoom.us/j/729575100

 

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope. With the support of generous donors and friends, we are rapidly adding more groups to meet the urgent need for online support.

Our support groups are led by peers – which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. In addition to our general support groups, we offer specialized groups for:

  • Young adults
  • Military Veterans from all branches of the service
  • Female minority Veterans
  • Seniors aged 60 and over, offered in English and Spanish
  • Friends, family and caregivers caring for loved ones with mood disorders

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. However, in this time of growing need, we welcome gifts in any amount that will help us open more groups to meet the demand. Click here to give.

Join a Support Group

Our meeting schedule is listed below. Please log in to register for and attend a support group. If you haven’t already created a user account, we welcome you to do so. The process is quick and easy.

  UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meeting Date & Time Group Leader
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 8, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 10, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 11, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Farley Calhoun
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 15, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 17, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 18, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Ted Thomas
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 18, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led

 

Meeting Guidelines

We read the guidelines before each meeting to remind us that we are all responsible for following and committing to the group standards, which are in place to keep this group a safe place to share.

Share the air
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize group time.

One person speaks at a time
Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruption and side conversations.

What is said here stays here
This is the essential principle of confidentiality, and MUST be respected by all.

Differences of opinion are o.k.
We are ALL entitled to our own point of view.

We are all equal
We accept cultural, linguistic, social and racial differences and promote their acceptance.

Use “I” language
Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not INSTRUCT or ADVISE. We however do share from our own personal experiences. We are unique individuals, and only we know what is best for our own health (along with our doctor’s recommendations). Example: “In my experience, I have found…”

It’s o.k. not to share
People do not have to share if they do not wish to.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share.
We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness, and show compassion.

 

Have questions?
Here’s how to reach us:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
55 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 490
Chicago IL 60604 

  (800) 826-3632
  Website

MHAW – Healing Connections Peer Support – Saturdays @ Online via Zoom
Sep 26 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW)

Logo

Healing Connections Peer Support Groups

We offer our online peer support groups on:
Saturdays and Sundays 3:30pm-5:00pm PST (6:30pm-8:00pm EST)

Note: The online support group is only open during the above mentioned times.  You may be prompted to download the “Zoom” app the first time you log in.  You will have the option of using the audio from your device/computer, or from a telephone.

Healing Connections Peer Support Groups are:

  • For and by people who experience emotional distress, extreme and/or altered states of consciousness, labels of psychiatric diagnosis and/or who are trauma survivors
  • A space to connect, share, support, and vibe

Facilitators, who are they and why?

  • People who are trained peer specialists who also experience emotional distress
  • To guide the support group and offer mutual support

Register online with email at:

    http://mhaw.org/programs/online-peer-support-groups 

Join the online support group:

https://zoom.us/j/3508384591

You may also call in to join this meeting by phone:
1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 350 838 4591
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ab49ZfkmGG

Our Peer Support Line is also available 7 days per week
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST  (6am-2pm PST)
Saturday: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST (2pm-7pm PST)
Sunday: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST (11am-4pm PST)
631-471-7242 ext 1217

With any questions, please email healingconnections@mhaw.org

 

Sep
27
Sun
FeldenKrais – Movement Classes Online Daily at FeldenKrais – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 27 all-day

logo

FeldenKrais Classes Online Every Hour of the Day

Welcome to a new way of thinking about health.

The Feldenkrais Method® is a powerful and revolutionary approach to improving your life that uses gentle, mindful movement to bring new awareness and possibility into every aspect of your life. Developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, the Feldenkrais Method has helped millions of people worldwide.

The Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education is a practice, a process, and a system for self-improvement. It is a form of “somatic education,” which means it uses movement and real-time awareness of your own body sensations to guide you toward the positive changes you seek.

The Feldenkrais Method is not a treatment, adjustment, or exercise program. Instead, it is based on decades of research in physics, neuroscience, biomechanics, learning theory, and human development to give you the means to help yourself.

There is more information on their site about ATM (Awareness Through Movement) and FI (Functional Integration) as well as Professional Training.

Click on the link below to see a lists of daily classes then click on class listings for more details and registration instructions.  Many are offered for FREE or SLIDING SCALE (pay what you can).

Online classes 24/7
Might be listed in Eastern Time, 3hours ahead of Pacific Time
Online events
Might be listed in Eastern Time, 3hours ahead of Pacific Time
About online FeldenKrais Classes (Video)
To learn more about the Feldenkrais Method click on the list below:
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Practitioner Search
Frame – FREE Online Recorded Workshops by Frame – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online
Sep 27 all-day

Frame

WHAT IF I’M JUST NOT READY TO TRY THERAPY?

That’s OK. The L.A.-based mental health startup Frame hosts digital workshops, led by licensed therapists, “for people who aren’t ready to try therapy,” said the company’s CEO Kendall Bird.

“It’s a way for people around the country — and specifically in Los Angeles — to get a sense of what therapy could be like for them, to have a better understanding of what you can talk about in therapy and also to learn that there are really different styles of therapists,” she said.

For people not ready or wanting to seek counseling with a therapist just yet, but who could use some information on common topics Frame offers FREE anonymous, online recorded workshops led by licensed therapists from the Frame network, designed to leave you with tangible tools for real life. Tune in when and where it works for you, as a supplement to your in-person sessions, or as a convenient way to explore specific topics and learn about what gets talked about in therapy.

Frame workshops:

https://portal-client.tryframe.com/workshops

Topics include but are not limited to:

For now, linking up directly with a therapist or counselor through Frame may only available for California residents, but you can add your name to a waiting list.  If you have insurance, you may want to contact them regarding providers in the network.  If you do not have insurance, you may want to explore community based services and/or faith based services that may offer Free or Sliding Scale services.  Or you may want to explore other self-help options online.
HP – Hey Peers! – Virtual Online Chats and Peer Support – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online Built-In Video
Sep 27 all-day

logo

Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

Hey Peers is a video chat app that allows people to safely browse and join peer support conversations and meetings.  You can download the app online for your iPhone device.  Android version coming soon.  Now available online on the website, too!

Visit and sign up for your FREE account to get started today!

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

Create a community of trusted and like-minded peers – those that share similar challenges and experiences, those that want support, and those that give support. Employers, nonprofits, health care organizations, payers, and individuals can set up an instant community and sponsor peer support for their employees, members or loved ones.

Connect with peers

Would you like to connect with peers or supporters between support group meetings? You can do this on Hey Peers. Individuals can quickly find others who they would like to connect with for mutual support. Connections are secure and confidential with an option to remain anonymous.

Progress tracking

Hey Peers offers a premium option to journal and track moods, wellness, exercise, and other key components of mental and physical wellness. The easy recording of key indicators and important treatment information can help one see progress from support. No personal information is shared.

Available on any device

Access Hey Peers on your laptop, tablet, or mobile. No downloads necessary with our mobile responsive web App that works on any device.

Trusted Peer Facilitators

Hey Peers screens peer support facilitators to make sure they have appropriate credentials, and allows users to rate and review peer leaders to ensure high quality peer support.
our users

Who uses Hey Peers?

Any individual or peer supporter can sign up and use Hey Peers. We also designed our App for small, midsize, and large employers, nonprofits, health care organizations, and insurers to use Hey Peers for their members and employees to improve wellness outcomes in a safe and purpose-build environment.

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

1:1 Peer Coaching is a way for you to work more intensively toward achieving and maintaining yourself as you deal with your life’s challenges. In our 1:1 sessions, you will meet with a certified peer specialist or recovery coach of your choosing. There will be no other participants … just you and your coach.

 

Other online offerings:

logo

Support Groups Central offers Quality Peer Support

Strength for Your Journey

Group Video Meetings Led by Trained Facilitators

  • Online meetings are via Zoom (secured)
  • You can get reminders and keep a journal of your progress

>>> Watch this video to learn how it works at:

https://youtu.be/UgsFtlhGAOk

>>> Visit and sign up for your FREE account to get started today!

https://www.SupportGroupsCentral.com

>>> Checkout the list of TOPIC AREAS from a wide variety of organizations including but not limited to:

https://www.supportgroupscentral.com/index.cfm#anc1

Here is a sampling:

  • Coping with Stress
  • Coping with Chronic Pain
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Trauma Healing and Recovery
  • Support for Veterans and Military Families
  • Support for Expecting Parents
  • Postpartum Support
  • Depression Recovery
  • Anxiety Recovery
  • Mental Health & Wellness
  • Caregiver Support
  • Ministry
  • Health Issues
  • and many more!

>>> Check out Facebook Page for Support Groups Central:

https://www.facebook.com/SupportGroupsCentral

 

logo

Peer Support Solutions

Does your organization want to provide a secure digital peer support platform for your members or employees? Hey Peers combines a video conferencing system with chat support groups so that you can offer both regularly scheduled support group meetings and on-demand facilitated peer chat conversations to support everyday needs.

Find out more about our special offer during social distancing by completing the online form at the link below.

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/contact

Facilitators

If you are a Peer Supporter that is affiliated with a non-profit that is using Hey Peers, you can sign up directly on Hey Peers to get started.

If you are a Peer Supporter that is certified, trained, or licensed, please complete our Facilitator Application, and fill out the form below as part of our approval process.

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/facilitators

Hey Peers Tools for Support Groups

Hey Peers offers more administrative tools for managing virtual support groups than Zoom, Skype, Facebook, or other teleconferencing or forum tools including but not limited to:

  • Groups or one-on-one conversations
  • Peer and meeting match recommendations
  • Private, password-protected meeting options
  • Approve members subscribing to your organization
  • Self-wellness tools that help your members see progress
  • Share group documents electronically from your Hey Peers page (no more copying, binding, handing out)
  • Direct links to schedules and meetings from your web site – easier to track for facilitators and members
  • Track group participation rates
  • Custom registration data collection available
  • Prepare electronic reports to show the positive impact support groups deliver for fundraising, research and program management
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Sep 27 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

MINDSPACE – Mindfulness and Resilience Support Groups through COVID-19 @ Online via Zoom
Sep 27 all-day

MINDSPACE offers FREE Online Support for Mindfulness and Resilience through COVID-19 Pandemic

There are a variety of online events through Mindspace pay-what-you-can series designed specifically for health-care workers looking for psychological support during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. In each live, interactive session we will explore a different theme related to the current situation, and a corresponding mindfulness practice to help frame and navigate the situation.

The themes include:

  • Safety and grounding
  • Settling a busy mind
  • Being with difficulty
  • Connecting with purpose

The format will involve educational material, a guided, experiential practice, and time for group discussion. The course is intended to not only provide educational content and skill-teaching, but also to harness the communal support of a peer group at a time when social connection is more crucial than ever.

Events Calendar with Search Filters

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/asp/main_enroll.asp

Register Online

You will be asked to create an online account with an email address, password and phone number.

When registering for and event you will have the option to sign-up for the full series or to choose dates you can attend.  You will also be given the option to choose your contribution amount (pay-as-you-can).

Instructions on how to join the online group will likely be sent via email upon registration.

Classes fill up fast, first come first serve.

Website:

https://www.mindspacewellbeing.com/

Excerpt(s):

Our mission at Mindspace is to inspire well-being with the transformative potential of science, wisdom, and human connection.

We believe well-being is a skill that can be learned, and that it can scale from the individual, to families, communities, and organizations of all shapes and sizes. We believe that everyone can benefit from some form of mind training, but that doesn’t mean there’s a one-size-fits-all solution. Well-being at Mindspace is about connecting with people where they are and supporting the development of skills for building a sustainable, meaningful life—at home, at work, and in the world.

FREE Online COVID-19 Support Groups

https://www.mindspacewellbeing.com/programs/online-covid-19-support-group/

Examples include:

  • Mindfulness and Resilience for Healthcare Workers
  • Adaptive Coping for Students
  • Building Resilience
  • Mindfulness and Wellbeing Tools for the New Normal
  • Navigating the New Normal: Wellbeing Practices Revisited
  • Flourishing at Work in Times of Turbulence
PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Online Peer Support, Weekly Chat, and more @ Online
Sep 27 all-day

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer Support, Chat, Workshops and more!

photologo

What:

Virtual peer support, chat, and community drop-in for adult, family and youth burn survivors

Weekly online hour-long Peer Support Chat via Facebook

Wednesdays

6-7:30pm PST / 9-10:30pm EST (90 minutes)

To join via Facebook:

Send a request via Facebook.  Note, requests are only approved at the meeting time(s).  This group is “closed” meaning it is only open to people with lived experience, not 3rd party observers, etc.  You will be asked to answer some questions and approval to join is determined by the Chat Moderator(s).  This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed. 

Spanish / Espanol Online Virtual Peer Support for Adult Burn Survivors

Online Burn Survivors Support Group for Spanish-speaking burn survivors. The Group is for burn survivors 18 years or older.

3rd Tuesdays

7-8:30pm PST (90 minutes)

Contact Margarita Rodriguez at 818-848-0223 X 16 or email mrodriguez@aarbf.org RSVP.

Youth & Family Online Peer Support 

Connect with kids, teens, and families for a live, interactive support group from anywhere in the world!

We’re responding to the community’s request to offer virtual gatherings for kids, teens, and their grown-ups. Join us for interactive activities and peer support specially crafted for this age group! Fill out this online form to request info on active groups online via WebEx:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/youth-family-online

Burn Survivors, Loved Ones Virtual / Call in Support Groups 

A facilitated support group for adult burn survivors and loved ones – hosted at various times so participants can join from different time zones.

To honor their support needs, we ask that all participants identify within these categories. In other words, it is a “closed” group, limited to adult burn survivors and/or their loved ones.  Basic Ground Rules will be shared to create a supportive setting.

* Except holidays

1st and 3rd Mondays *

10:30-11:30am PST (60 minutes)

2nd and 4th Mondays *

5-6pm PST (60 minutes)

To join online via WebEx (video and/or telephone) and for more information, visit:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/virtual-support-group

There is a sign up sheet and an Virtual online group safety agreement to complete.

https://www.phoenix-society.org/virtual-group-safety-agreement

Burn support professionals

Consider joining the Webinar+ Roundtable. Learn from other leaders in the burn community and share your wisdom in this collaborative conversation about online support groups and more.

Link:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/webinar-roundtable/virtual-support-groups

Burn Community Drop ins via Zoom

For anyone within the burn community! Survivors, firefighters, nurses, loved ones, etc.

The last event was Sun Aug 2nd @ 4:30pm PST

Check this web page link for the schedule of upcoming drop in events:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/burn-community-drop-in

Join online via Zoom during meeting times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2622176875

Meeting ID: 262 217 6875

(Phone not available at this time)

Other virtual support

Be sure to check out other virtual peer support events, conferences and activities online at these links.

Calendar Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/community-calendar

Resources Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources

Website features: Stories, tools, and information to power your healing journey. 

Personal Stories

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?hierarchicalMenu%5Bfields.topics.lvl0%5D=Stories&page=1

Online Courses

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Course%2FTraining&page=1

Videos

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Video&page=1

Fact Sheets

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Factsheet&page=1

Special Events

Special events include but are not limited to the Virtual Burn Camp Retreat, conferences, advocacy congress, trainings and more.

More about the Phoenix Burn Society:

Mission

Uniting the voice of the burn community around the globe to profoundly advance lifelong healing, optimal recovery, and burn prevention.

Testimonial Quote

“You immediately feel like you have this family, that you never knew you had.” 

—Rebekah Johnson, Phoenix WBC Attendee + Speaker

Subscribe

Sign-up for a Subscription to Burn Support Magazine

http://www.phoenix-society.org/burn-support-magazine-signup

RemedyLIVE – Online Forum & Chat 24/7 with SoulMedics (Faith-Based) – All Day – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online
Sep 27 all-day

poster

RemedyLIVE offers

Online Forum available 24/7

Online Chat with a Soulmedic available 24/7

https://soulmediccentral.com/webchat?channel=remedylive

What is a SoulMedic? These people, available 24/7, are committed to chatting with you, listening to what you’re going through, and loving you with the hope of God.

SoulMedics are: screened adults over 20 years of age.

Learn more about REMEDY LIVE on its website at:

https://www.remedylive.com/

Or this video:

Discuss various topics including but not limited to: Anxiety, Bullying, Drugs & Alcohol, Faith, Sexuality and more.

These are just a few topics.

Your Brain on Eating Disorders

5 Ways Gardening helps your Anxiety

Your Brain on Bipolar Disorder

SGC – Support Groups Central – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Sep 27 all-day

logo

Support Groups Central offers Quality Peer Support

Strength for Your Journey

Group Video Meetings Led by Trained Facilitators

  • Online meetings are via Zoom (secured)
  • You can get reminders and keep a journal of your progress

>>> Watch this video to learn how it works at:

https://youtu.be/UgsFtlhGAOk

>>> Visit and sign up for your FREE account to get started today!

https://www.SupportGroupsCentral.com

>>> Checkout the list of TOPIC AREAS from a wide variety of organizations including but not limited to:

https://www.supportgroupscentral.com/index.cfm#anc1

Here is a sampling:

  • Coping with Stress
  • Coping with Chronic Pain
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Trauma Healing and Recovery
  • Support for Veterans and Military Families
  • Support for Expecting Parents
  • Postpartum Support
  • Depression Recovery
  • Anxiety Recovery
  • Mental Health & Wellness
  • Caregiver Support
  • Ministry
  • Health Issues
  • and many more!

>>> Check out Facebook Page for Support Groups Central:

https://www.facebook.com/SupportGroupsCentral

 

Other offerings:

logo

Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

Hey Peers is a video chat app that allows people to safely browse and join peer support conversations and meetings.  You can download the app online for your iPhone device.  Android version coming soon.  Now available online on the website, too!

Visit and sign up for your FREE account to get started today!

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

Create a community of trusted and like-minded peers – those that share similar challenges and experiences, those that want support, and those that give support. Employers, nonprofits, health care organizations, payers, and individuals can set up an instant community and sponsor peer support for their employees, members or loved ones.

Connect with peers

Would you like to connect with peers or supporters between support group meetings? You can do this on Hey Peers. Individuals can quickly find others who they would like to connect with for mutual support. Connections are secure and confidential with an option to remain anonymous.

Progress tracking

Hey Peers offers a premium option to journal and track moods, wellness, exercise, and other key components of mental and physical wellness. The easy recording of key indicators and important treatment information can help one see progress from support. No personal information is shared.

Available on any device

Access Hey Peers on your laptop, tablet, or mobile. No downloads necessary with our mobile responsive web App that works on any device.

Trusted Peer Facilitators

Hey Peers screens peer support facilitators to make sure they have appropriate credentials, and allows users to rate and review peer leaders to ensure high quality peer support.
our users

Who uses Hey Peers?

Any individual or peer supporter can sign up and use Hey Peers. We also designed our App for small, midsize, and large employers, nonprofits, health care organizations, and insurers to use Hey Peers for their members and employees to improve wellness outcomes in a safe and purpose-build environment.

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

1:1 Peer Coaching is a way for you to work more intensively toward achieving and maintaining yourself as you deal with your life’s challenges. In our 1:1 sessions, you will meet with a certified peer specialist or recovery coach of your choosing. There will be no other participants … just you and your coach.

 

logo

Peer Support Solutions

Does your organization want to provide a secure digital peer support platform for your members or employees? Hey Peers combines a video conferencing system with chat support groups so that you can offer both regularly scheduled support group meetings and on-demand facilitated peer chat conversations to support everyday needs.

Find out more about our special offer during social distancing by completing the online form at the link below.

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/contact

Facilitators

If you are a Peer Supporter that is affiliated with a non-profit that is using Hey Peers, you can sign up directly on Hey Peers to get started.

If you are a Peer Supporter that is certified, trained, or licensed, please complete our Facilitator Application, and fill out the form below as part of our approval process.

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/facilitators

Hey Peers Tools for Support Groups

Hey Peers offers more administrative tools for managing virtual support groups than Zoom, Skype, Facebook, or other teleconferencing or forum tools including but not limited to:

  • Groups or one-on-one conversations
  • Peer and meeting match recommendations
  • Private, password-protected meeting options
  • Approve members subscribing to your organization
  • Self-wellness tools that help your members see progress
  • Share group documents electronically from your Hey Peers page (no more copying, binding, handing out)
  • Direct links to schedules and meetings from your web site – easier to track for facilitators and members
  • Track group participation rates
  • Custom registration data collection available
  • Prepare electronic reports to show the positive impact support groups deliver for fundraising, research and program management
Telephone Peer Support – National Warmline Directory and Resources (USA) @ Phone
Sep 27 all-day

Need someone to talk to?  Check out Warmline.org

poster

According to the Center for Hope and Recovery, “A warmline is a telephone service (aka a call line) for people who are looking for someone to discuss their daily struggles. Warmlines are staffed with peers who have lived experience of mental health struggles themselves and who are open to sharing their stories of challenging situations, recovery, and perseverance”  The hours, days and geographic reach may vary.  Fortunately, there are many warmlines including quite a number operating in Oregon such as but not limited to: The David Romprey Warmline.

Check out this article “What is a Warmline and What Should I Expect When I Call One?” by Chaya Grossberg: https://www.madinamerica.com/2014/06/warm-line-expect-call-one/

Find the extensive list of Warmlines for many locations online at: http://www.warmline.org/

To search for Warmlines by state, click on a state in the list below.

(Note: Warmlines listed in red are nationally accessible and welcome calls from anywhere)

Also, be sure to check out the Warmline Resource page by the National Empowerment Center (NEC) at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources

In addition, you can:

  1. Access the Warmline Resources page and Guide by the National Empowerment Center at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources
  2. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Warmlines by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  3. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Peer Respite by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  4. Send updates to the web page by email to: hdt@mit.edu
  5. Visit links for starting a warmline at: http://www.warmline.org/#Warmline%20training%20Information%20and%20other%20resource%20links

Article regarding Peer Warmlines

Sustaining Recovery through the Night:
Impact of a Peer-Run Warm Line

by Rebecca Spirito Dalgin, Simonne Maline, and Peter Driscoll

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21768081/

Excerpt(s):

Objective: This exploratory study describes the impact of a peer-run warm line on the lives of individuals with psychiatric disabilities.

Methods: Phone surveys were completed with 480 warm line callers over four years. Results: Warm line callers reported a reduction in the use of crisis services and a reduction of feelings of isolation.

Conclusions and Implications for Practice: The results indicate that peer-run warm lines can fill an important void in the lives of individuals living with mental [health challenges]. Although warm lines at any time of day are helpful, keeping warm lines running after 5pm and throughout the night provides support services not typically available after office hours and can assist with loneliness, symptom management, and the process of recovery.

Telephone Peer Support – Trans Lifeline Saving Lives – 877-565-8860 – Weekdays and Weekends @ United States and Canada
Sep 27 all-day

logo

Trans Lifeline

Peer Support and Crisis Hotline by and for Trans & Questioning

Hotline open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week* – Weekdays & Weekends

* reportedly it is only guaranteed to be staffed 7am-1pm PST / 10am-4pm EST but may have operators or take messages outside these times

Toll-Free USA:  877-565-8860

Toll-Free Canada:  877-330-6366

Trans Lifeline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers. Our operators are located all over the U.S. and Canada and are all trans-identified. If you are in crisis or just need someone to talk to, even if it’s just about whether or not you’re trans, please call us. We will do our best to support you and provide you resources.

Our Hotline launched shortly after Trans Day of Remembrance of 2014 in response to the epidemic of suicide in our community. We believe that some of the best support that a trans person in a crisis can have is a fellow member of our community with shared lived experience.

While it started as a service for people in crisis, that is no longer the case. Trans Lifeline still functions as a crisis and suicide prevention hotline. However, it also serves as a space for trans people who just need someone to talk to.

Trans Lifeline provides live, one-on-one phone support, as well as large numbers of online resources for transgender and gender-questioning individuals. The hotline is open 24 hours a day. It is only guaranteed to be staffed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST, but operators are often also available at other times.

In addition to information resources, Trans Lifeline offers microgrants to individuals who need financial support when updating their name and gender on their legal documents. They accept a limited number of applications each month. However, they will pay the entire fee for most document changes other than birth certificates.


La línea directa de Trans Lifeline es un servicio de apoyo entre compañeros dirigido por personas trans, para personas trans. Nuestros operadores están ubicados en todo EE. UU. Y Canadá, y todos son trans identificados. Si está en crisis o simplemente necesita alguien con quien hablar, incluso si se trata solo de si es o no es trans, llámenos. Haremos todo lo posible para apoyarlo y brindarle recursos.

Nuestra línea directa se lanzó poco después del Día de la Remembranza Trans en 2014 en respuesta a la epidemia de suicidio en nuestra comunidad. Creemos que algunos de los mejores apoyos que una persona trans en crisis puede tener es la oportunidad de hablar con un miembro de nuestra comunidad con experiencia de vida compartida.


poster

Trans Lifeline is training Spanish speaking volunteers who identify as transgender and want to support the Translatinx community by being a volunteer operator for our dedicated Spanish hotline. This line will launch this summer.


 

Website:

https://www.translifeline.org/

Facebook social media page:

https://www.facebook.com/TransLifeline/

Twitter posts page:

https://twitter.com/TransLifeline/

Instagram posts page:

https://www.instagram.com/TransLifeline/

Virtual Yoga Everyday with Lea @ ROCC @ Online via Zoom
Sep 27 all-day

ROCC is pleased to offer Everyday Yoga with Lea 7 days per week

logo

Chair and Mat Yoga Sessions on YouTube FREE with Lea aka “Yoga Police”.

Suggestions: Firm chair / seat preferably with no back.  Comfortable clothes.  Books, pillows, or yoga blocks.  For more, see props and jokes session below.

[NOTE: Check with your doctor(s) and discuss any concerns before starting a new routine.]

1. Chair Yoga for Hips and PSOAs (23 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=cQ8J6IiFCOE

2. Chair Yoga for Chest and Back (25 min)

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGT2XuS1ORE&feature=youtu.be

3. Vinyasa Flow for Core and Lateral Stability (45 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3E_ZlZlY7M&feature=youtu.be

4. Vinyasa Flow for Legs and Hips, Part 1 of 2 (18 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTE3Wb6t_3c&feature=youtu.be

5. Vinyasa Flow for Legs and Hips, Part 2 of 2 (24 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-s3Oo8ikTI&feature=youtu.be

6. Chair Yoga for Full Body (23 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfxKLu2hef4&feature=youtu.be

7. Vinyasa Flow for Healthy Digestion (44 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Shl2mZbmHSo&feature=youtu.be

8. Chair Yoga Flow for Tension and Stress (26 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63yRrAgoVeU&feature=youtu.be

9. Chair Yoga Props and Jokes (28 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NohTr_Az0J4&feature=youtu.be

10. Vinyasa Yoga for Wrist and Ankle Strength (38 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82pEX57pdAo&feature=youtu.be

11. Chair Yoga for a Hot Day (18min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXYspgo4mQs

12. Outside Flow (26min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTLPgDWtpMQ

13. Yin for the Hips (30min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBS3kjr3x-M

14. Chair Yoga for Sciatic Pain (20min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qkj9eSLgUAc

15. Chair Yoga for Carpal Tunnel (28 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkv8F6P2rsw

16. Couch Yoga (25min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdXPuwHtloM

17. Sense Yoga Flow (30min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4MRn2eCLsQ

18. Chair Yoga (26min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhbSLzd5VqQ

19.Grounding into Expansion (38min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7dpHS6d8Ds

20. Chair Yoga Mind and Body (27min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDPQiSQIuzw

21. Restorative Yoga for Flow (51min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbihcFq7prc

ROCC has peer support by phone and other online groups, too!

Do you need someone to talk to?

We’re available for anyone to call peer support no matter what!

Call anytime between 11am – 7pm PST 7 days per week, weekdays and weekends.

971-718-8668 (MONDAY-THURSDAY)
971-718-0967 (TUESDAY-FRIDAY)
971-718-8670 (FRIDAY-MONDAY)

To learn about ROCC’s Online Groups visit:
http://www.roccsalem.org/online-groups

ROCC Mission Statement

Recovery Outreach Community Center (ROCC), is a safe place for people recovering from or who are interested in mental health, addiction, trauma, or other related issues. Our mission is to empower and respect others through peer-led service and peer-to-peer support. We want to encourage self-direction, personal responsibility and hope, by providing a safe place for people to share story and heal.

ROCC Principles

Principle I

The source of ROCC’s power is peer-to-peer relations. By sharing story and experiences, we lead each other into hope.

Principle II

Self-direction and personal recovery is ROCC’s goal. To be able to lead, control and choose your own recovery path will achieve a self-determined life.

Principle III

ROCC requires respectful conduct and encourages the voice of all. We must instill hope in the individual while fulfilling the values of the group.

 

ROCC Website:

https://www.roccsalem.org

ROCC Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/ROCCSALEM/

ROCC Facebook Group for Chat:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/232944234571700/

Recovery Yoga Daily with 4th Dimension @ Online via Zoom
Sep 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

4th Dimension Recovery host daily recovery yoga at 8 am – 9 am PST

logo

To join via Zoom:

https://zoom.us/j/729575100

 

Virtual Just Breathe for 30 minutes with Ali Marie Koch / Forge Hot Yoga – Sunday @ Online via Zoom
Sep 27 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am

photo

poster

Start your Sunday off with a dose of wellness! Join Ali Marie Koch on virtually Sunday mornings for a stress-busting, immune-boosting 30 minutes pranayama focused breathwork and meditation class brought to you by Forge Hot Yoga.  It’s a perfect way to start your Sunday!

It is a FREE / Donation-based, Pay-as-you-can classes.  100% of any payment for this class will be donated to the Black Resilience Fund ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏼✊🏻 

Sunday June 14th, 2020 | 8am – 8:30am PST (30 minutes)

Register online at www.forgehotyoga.com/onlineclasses or through the MindBody app (search Forge Hot Yoga Alberta).  I will also post a student Zoom link on my FB page at least 15 minutes before class: https://www.facebook.com/ali.koch.bethechange

To sign up for Virtual Just Breathe 30 minutes:

  1. Book your Virtual Class

    through your MindBody app Alberta location or the live schedule on this page

  2. Free or donation or use membership

    While we are able to offer these classes for free right now, your donation or membership retention goes towards paying our teachers & keeping the doors open. 100% of any payment for this class will be donated to the Black Resilience Fund ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏼✊🏻 

  3. Check your email for the Zoom link

    you’ll get an email link from Fitgrid Llive about an hour before class with the Zoom/Live stream link. Please remember to add hello@fitgrid.com to your contacts so the email goes straight to your inbox.

    Questions? email angela@forgehotyoga.com

  4. To access previous classes

    Please scroll down towards the bottom of the page to see the Livestream Library – Click on any of the links to access the videos!

Ali Marie Koch
I’m a tree-hugging, nature-loving, outdoor adventurer with a passion for sharing my love of all things health and wellness related, including yoga and Inferno hot Pilates!  I live a plant-based lifestyle and am currently completing an 800hr Yoga Therapist and Ayurvedic Health Counselor certification.  My classes are fun, motivating, and will leave you feeling inspired and ready to face the world!  Follow me @alimarieyoga and @theayurvedicyogi.
Ecstatic Dance with DJ Blender at Sacred Dance Circle – Sunday Mornings @ Online via Zoom
Sep 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

photo

SACRED CIRCLE DANCE COMMUNITY – SUNDAY MORNINGS

We are in the midst of a much needed movement for justice and equality. We must all speak out, join the movement, vote, give & sacrifice to bring lasting change. This dance is a call to listen to voices of color that speak of their oppression – and to act in solidarity to bring true equality. It can seem not enough to dance, but when we move with intention and consciousness, our collective awakening shifts our world and our actions beyond the dance.

DJ Blender spins tunes this Sunday, inspired by artists of color delivering their message of awakening & change.

Ecstatic Dance Online: Life, Death, Rebirth

Spring is upon us and so much new life abounds. We are separated by a global virus and death also abounds. Let’s dance, that the end can also come to parts of our lives and society that no longer serve us. May we be reborn to new ways of work, of play, of gathering, and taking care of the most vulnerable among us.

There is much that will be reborn, so let us dance, together, to bring that rebirth.

DJ Blender will re-birth the sweet tunes to take us on the journey.

“No previous experience required, just a desire to dance”

– Anonymous Dancer in 2008

""

Sacred Circle Dance is an Ecstatic Dance Community that has been meeting to dance together in Portland, Oregon every Sunday — for over a decade.

We are a warm and welcoming group of dancers who love to create something really special together. Every Sunday morning, a group of 200+ people gather and create an beautiful interactive space where music and movement happen, and while each person comes into the space with their own story, their own needs, their own reasons to be there — there is one thing we all share — and that is the love of the dance!

What makes ecstatic dance so amazing? In our opinion it is the talent and voice of the DJ in making a coherent story that allows the dancers to be transported out of their heads and into their bodies – for 2 hours. We have a half hour of warm-up music, followed by a circle where we gather to invite the dancers into an intention, then an hour and 15 minutes of dance music, after which there is a closing circle to share and integrate our experience. You can expect the music to start slowly, build in intensity and then move you back to a point of stillness at the end. Our music is great but the community is just as wonderful and filled with so many creative folks offering unique and interesting things. We hope you join us at our Sunday morning dance ~or~ our Thursday night Dance Temple, and discover why ecstatic dance is something everyone can do.

We encourage people of all ages and abilities to sink into their body in the safe, beautiful and sacred community-created space at the Tiffany Ballroom on Sunday mornings, and at our evening dance on Thursday evenings at SomaSpace in NE

{NOTE, DUE TO COVID PANDEMIC, ONLINE AT THIS TIME}

We look forward to greeting you on the dance floor!

Sunday morning 10:30am – 12:30pm PST

Thursday evenings 7:30pm – 9:30pm PST

We’ll be hosting a live online dance on Zoom teleconferencing at the regular time

Sundays 10:30am to 12:30pm PST.

10:30am PST – warmup
11am PST – opening circle
11:05am-12:20pm PST – dance set
12:20pm PST – closing circle

What to bring to dance?

  • a water bottle (water fountain is available onsite)
  • comfortable loose fitting clothes
  • non-street dance shoes if needed
  • cash or card for entry amount ( children dance for free)
  • a simple snack (Sunday morning) or something to share (Thursday evening)
  • friends, family, and of course – yourself!

This is a free form dance, you create the experience by how you engage with your body, with other dancers and with the music. There are no set moves, just be safe and kind to your body and respectful those around you and most importantly – have fun.

This is a great space to practice being unabashedly in your body.

photo

Please find the conference link for Sunday morning on our page:

https://sacredcircledance.org

Cost Sunday $15 ~ Cost Thursday $12. (Children welcome on Sunday mornings for free). 

Note: We want everyone to be able to dance. If you need to make special arrangements, please contact us before the date of the event and we’ll do our best to help.  Contact Form link: https://pdxecstaticdance.com/contactform_scdc.php?recipient=sacredcircle&subject=Sacred+Circle+Dance

Your donation will help us keep this going through these difficult times when we can not meet physically! We appreciate your contribution to help us continue to bring you these opportunities to connect and dance together!

You may donate via Paypal:

https://paypal.me/sacredcircledancepdx

Website:

https://sacredcircledance.org

Facebook event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1278802005655507

Facebook Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/sacredcircledance/

Mailing list subscription:

http://sacredcircledance.org/subscribe

Mixcloud Online DJ

https://sacredcircledance.org/music.html

©2020 Sacred Circle Dance | P.O. Box 42621, Portland, OR 97242

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope. With the support of generous donors and friends, we are rapidly adding more groups to meet the urgent need for online support.

Our support groups are led by peers – which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. In addition to our general support groups, we offer specialized groups for:

  • Young adults
  • Military Veterans from all branches of the service
  • Female minority Veterans
  • Seniors aged 60 and over, offered in English and Spanish
  • Friends, family and caregivers caring for loved ones with mood disorders

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. However, in this time of growing need, we welcome gifts in any amount that will help us open more groups to meet the demand. Click here to give.

Join a Support Group

Our meeting schedule is listed below. Please log in to register for and attend a support group. If you haven’t already created a user account, we welcome you to do so. The process is quick and easy.

  UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meeting Date & Time Group Leader
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 8, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 10, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 11, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Farley Calhoun
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 15, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 17, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 18, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Ted Thomas
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 18, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led

 

Meeting Guidelines

We read the guidelines before each meeting to remind us that we are all responsible for following and committing to the group standards, which are in place to keep this group a safe place to share.

Share the air
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize group time.

One person speaks at a time
Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruption and side conversations.

What is said here stays here
This is the essential principle of confidentiality, and MUST be respected by all.

Differences of opinion are o.k.
We are ALL entitled to our own point of view.

We are all equal
We accept cultural, linguistic, social and racial differences and promote their acceptance.

Use “I” language
Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not INSTRUCT or ADVISE. We however do share from our own personal experiences. We are unique individuals, and only we know what is best for our own health (along with our doctor’s recommendations). Example: “In my experience, I have found…”

It’s o.k. not to share
People do not have to share if they do not wish to.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share.
We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness, and show compassion.

 

Have questions?
Here’s how to reach us:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
55 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 490
Chicago IL 60604 

  (800) 826-3632
  Website

MHAW – Healing Connections Peer Support – Sundays @ Online via Zoom
Sep 27 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW)

Logo

Healing Connections Peer Support Groups

We offer our online peer support groups on:
Saturdays and Sundays 3:30pm-5pm PST (6:30pm-8:00pm EST)

Note: The online support group is only open during the above mentioned times.  You may be prompted to download the “Zoom” app the first time you log in.  You will have the option of using the audio from your device/computer, or from a telephone.

Healing Connections Peer Support Groups are:

  • For and by people who experience emotional distress, extreme and/or altered states of consciousness, labels of psychiatric diagnosis and/or who are trauma survivors
  • A space to connect, share, support, and vibe

Facilitators, who are they and why?

  • People who are trained peer specialists who also experience emotional distress
  • To guide the support group and offer mutual support

Register online with email at:

    http://mhaw.org/programs/online-peer-support-groups 

Join the online support group:

https://zoom.us/j/3508384591

You may also call in to join this meeting by phone:
1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 350 838 4591
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ab49ZfkmGG

Our Peer Support Line is also available 7 days per week
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST  (6am-2pm PST)
Saturday: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST (2pm-7pm PST)
Sunday: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST (11am-4pm PST)
631-471-7242 ext 1217

With any questions, please email healingconnections@mhaw.org

Reversing the Stress Response with Sarah Knutson at Peerly Human – Sundays @ Phone and Online via Zoom
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
PEERLY HUMAN offers this mutual support space with Sarah Knutson
NEW GROUP (Instruction + Discussion + Practice):
Reversing the Stress Response: Differences between Survival and Well-Being Physiology
Sarah Knutson will share and open up a discussion starting with:
1. How I think these work
2. How I’ve been working with myself to get from one to the other
3. Why I think it’s working for me
Where?
free online video/ text or by phone
When?
Sundays 5pm PST / 8pm EST
How?
From a computer,
From a US phone:
+1 669 900 6833 access code 119362879#
or
+1 646 558 8656 access code 119362879#
From international phones:
(Meeting ID 119362879)
For more information visit https://peerlyhuman.blogspot.com
Sep
28
Mon
FeldenKrais – Movement Classes Online Daily at FeldenKrais – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 28 all-day

logo

FeldenKrais Classes Online Every Hour of the Day

Welcome to a new way of thinking about health.

The Feldenkrais Method® is a powerful and revolutionary approach to improving your life that uses gentle, mindful movement to bring new awareness and possibility into every aspect of your life. Developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, the Feldenkrais Method has helped millions of people worldwide.

The Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education is a practice, a process, and a system for self-improvement. It is a form of “somatic education,” which means it uses movement and real-time awareness of your own body sensations to guide you toward the positive changes you seek.

The Feldenkrais Method is not a treatment, adjustment, or exercise program. Instead, it is based on decades of research in physics, neuroscience, biomechanics, learning theory, and human development to give you the means to help yourself.

There is more information on their site about ATM (Awareness Through Movement) and FI (Functional Integration) as well as Professional Training.

Click on the link below to see a lists of daily classes then click on class listings for more details and registration instructions.  Many are offered for FREE or SLIDING SCALE (pay what you can).

Online classes 24/7
Might be listed in Eastern Time, 3hours ahead of Pacific Time
Online events
Might be listed in Eastern Time, 3hours ahead of Pacific Time
About online FeldenKrais Classes (Video)
To learn more about the Feldenkrais Method click on the list below:
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Practitioner Search
Frame – FREE Online Recorded Workshops by Frame – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online
Sep 28 all-day

Frame

WHAT IF I’M JUST NOT READY TO TRY THERAPY?

That’s OK. The L.A.-based mental health startup Frame hosts digital workshops, led by licensed therapists, “for people who aren’t ready to try therapy,” said the company’s CEO Kendall Bird.

“It’s a way for people around the country — and specifically in Los Angeles — to get a sense of what therapy could be like for them, to have a better understanding of what you can talk about in therapy and also to learn that there are really different styles of therapists,” she said.

For people not ready or wanting to seek counseling with a therapist just yet, but who could use some information on common topics Frame offers FREE anonymous, online recorded workshops led by licensed therapists from the Frame network, designed to leave you with tangible tools for real life. Tune in when and where it works for you, as a supplement to your in-person sessions, or as a convenient way to explore specific topics and learn about what gets talked about in therapy.

Frame workshops:

https://portal-client.tryframe.com/workshops

Topics include but are not limited to:

For now, linking up directly with a therapist or counselor through Frame may only available for California residents, but you can add your name to a waiting list.  If you have insurance, you may want to contact them regarding providers in the network.  If you do not have insurance, you may want to explore community based services and/or faith based services that may offer Free or Sliding Scale services.  Or you may want to explore other self-help options online.
GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Sep 28 all-day

logo

GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
HP – Hey Peers! – Virtual Online Chats and Peer Support – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online Built-In Video
Sep 28 all-day

logo

Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

Hey Peers is a video chat app that allows people to safely browse and join peer support conversations and meetings.  You can download the app online for your iPhone device.  Android version coming soon.  Now available online on the website, too!

Visit and sign up for your FREE account to get started today!

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

Create a community of trusted and like-minded peers – those that share similar challenges and experiences, those that want support, and those that give support. Employers, nonprofits, health care organizations, payers, and individuals can set up an instant community and sponsor peer support for their employees, members or loved ones.

Connect with peers

Would you like to connect with peers or supporters between support group meetings? You can do this on Hey Peers. Individuals can quickly find others who they would like to connect with for mutual support. Connections are secure and confidential with an option to remain anonymous.

Progress tracking

Hey Peers offers a premium option to journal and track moods, wellness, exercise, and other key components of mental and physical wellness. The easy recording of key indicators and important treatment information can help one see progress from support. No personal information is shared.

Available on any device

Access Hey Peers on your laptop, tablet, or mobile. No downloads necessary with our mobile responsive web App that works on any device.

Trusted Peer Facilitators

Hey Peers screens peer support facilitators to make sure they have appropriate credentials, and allows users to rate and review peer leaders to ensure high quality peer support.
our users

Who uses Hey Peers?

Any individual or peer supporter can sign up and use Hey Peers. We also designed our App for small, midsize, and large employers, nonprofits, health care organizations, and insurers to use Hey Peers for their members and employees to improve wellness outcomes in a safe and purpose-build environment.

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

1:1 Peer Coaching is a way for you to work more intensively toward achieving and maintaining yourself as you deal with your life’s challenges. In our 1:1 sessions, you will meet with a certified peer specialist or recovery coach of your choosing. There will be no other participants … just you and your coach.

 

Other online offerings:

logo

Support Groups Central offers Quality Peer Support

Strength for Your Journey

Group Video Meetings Led by Trained Facilitators

  • Online meetings are via Zoom (secured)
  • You can get reminders and keep a journal of your progress

>>> Watch this video to learn how it works at:

https://youtu.be/UgsFtlhGAOk

>>> Visit and sign up for your FREE account to get started today!

https://www.SupportGroupsCentral.com

>>> Checkout the list of TOPIC AREAS from a wide variety of organizations including but not limited to:

https://www.supportgroupscentral.com/index.cfm#anc1

Here is a sampling:

  • Coping with Stress
  • Coping with Chronic Pain
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Trauma Healing and Recovery
  • Support for Veterans and Military Families
  • Support for Expecting Parents
  • Postpartum Support
  • Depression Recovery
  • Anxiety Recovery
  • Mental Health & Wellness
  • Caregiver Support
  • Ministry
  • Health Issues
  • and many more!

>>> Check out Facebook Page for Support Groups Central:

https://www.facebook.com/SupportGroupsCentral

 

logo

Peer Support Solutions

Does your organization want to provide a secure digital peer support platform for your members or employees? Hey Peers combines a video conferencing system with chat support groups so that you can offer both regularly scheduled support group meetings and on-demand facilitated peer chat conversations to support everyday needs.

Find out more about our special offer during social distancing by completing the online form at the link below.

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/contact

Facilitators

If you are a Peer Supporter that is affiliated with a non-profit that is using Hey Peers, you can sign up directly on Hey Peers to get started.

If you are a Peer Supporter that is certified, trained, or licensed, please complete our Facilitator Application, and fill out the form below as part of our approval process.

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/facilitators

Hey Peers Tools for Support Groups

Hey Peers offers more administrative tools for managing virtual support groups than Zoom, Skype, Facebook, or other teleconferencing or forum tools including but not limited to:

  • Groups or one-on-one conversations
  • Peer and meeting match recommendations
  • Private, password-protected meeting options
  • Approve members subscribing to your organization
  • Self-wellness tools that help your members see progress
  • Share group documents electronically from your Hey Peers page (no more copying, binding, handing out)
  • Direct links to schedules and meetings from your web site – easier to track for facilitators and members
  • Track group participation rates
  • Custom registration data collection available
  • Prepare electronic reports to show the positive impact support groups deliver for fundraising, research and program management
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Sep 28 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

MINDSPACE – Mindfulness and Resilience Support Groups through COVID-19 @ Online via Zoom
Sep 28 all-day

MINDSPACE offers FREE Online Support for Mindfulness and Resilience through COVID-19 Pandemic

There are a variety of online events through Mindspace pay-what-you-can series designed specifically for health-care workers looking for psychological support during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. In each live, interactive session we will explore a different theme related to the current situation, and a corresponding mindfulness practice to help frame and navigate the situation.

The themes include:

  • Safety and grounding
  • Settling a busy mind
  • Being with difficulty
  • Connecting with purpose

The format will involve educational material, a guided, experiential practice, and time for group discussion. The course is intended to not only provide educational content and skill-teaching, but also to harness the communal support of a peer group at a time when social connection is more crucial than ever.

Events Calendar with Search Filters

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/asp/main_enroll.asp

Register Online

You will be asked to create an online account with an email address, password and phone number.

When registering for and event you will have the option to sign-up for the full series or to choose dates you can attend.  You will also be given the option to choose your contribution amount (pay-as-you-can).

Instructions on how to join the online group will likely be sent via email upon registration.

Classes fill up fast, first come first serve.

Website:

https://www.mindspacewellbeing.com/

Excerpt(s):

Our mission at Mindspace is to inspire well-being with the transformative potential of science, wisdom, and human connection.

We believe well-being is a skill that can be learned, and that it can scale from the individual, to families, communities, and organizations of all shapes and sizes. We believe that everyone can benefit from some form of mind training, but that doesn’t mean there’s a one-size-fits-all solution. Well-being at Mindspace is about connecting with people where they are and supporting the development of skills for building a sustainable, meaningful life—at home, at work, and in the world.

FREE Online COVID-19 Support Groups

https://www.mindspacewellbeing.com/programs/online-covid-19-support-group/

Examples include:

  • Mindfulness and Resilience for Healthcare Workers
  • Adaptive Coping for Students
  • Building Resilience
  • Mindfulness and Wellbeing Tools for the New Normal
  • Navigating the New Normal: Wellbeing Practices Revisited
  • Flourishing at Work in Times of Turbulence
PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Online Peer Support, Weekly Chat, and more @ Online
Sep 28 all-day

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer Support, Chat, Workshops and more!

photologo

What:

Virtual peer support, chat, and community drop-in for adult, family and youth burn survivors

Weekly online hour-long Peer Support Chat via Facebook

Wednesdays

6-7:30pm PST / 9-10:30pm EST (90 minutes)

To join via Facebook:

Send a request via Facebook.  Note, requests are only approved at the meeting time(s).  This group is “closed” meaning it is only open to people with lived experience, not 3rd party observers, etc.  You will be asked to answer some questions and approval to join is determined by the Chat Moderator(s).  This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed. 

Spanish / Espanol Online Virtual Peer Support for Adult Burn Survivors

Online Burn Survivors Support Group for Spanish-speaking burn survivors. The Group is for burn survivors 18 years or older.

3rd Tuesdays

7-8:30pm PST (90 minutes)

Contact Margarita Rodriguez at 818-848-0223 X 16 or email mrodriguez@aarbf.org RSVP.

Youth & Family Online Peer Support 

Connect with kids, teens, and families for a live, interactive support group from anywhere in the world!

We’re responding to the community’s request to offer virtual gatherings for kids, teens, and their grown-ups. Join us for interactive activities and peer support specially crafted for this age group! Fill out this online form to request info on active groups online via WebEx:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/youth-family-online

Burn Survivors, Loved Ones Virtual / Call in Support Groups 

A facilitated support group for adult burn survivors and loved ones – hosted at various times so participants can join from different time zones.

To honor their support needs, we ask that all participants identify within these categories. In other words, it is a “closed” group, limited to adult burn survivors and/or their loved ones.  Basic Ground Rules will be shared to create a supportive setting.

* Except holidays

1st and 3rd Mondays *

10:30-11:30am PST (60 minutes)

2nd and 4th Mondays *

5-6pm PST (60 minutes)

To join online via WebEx (video and/or telephone) and for more information, visit:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/virtual-support-group

There is a sign up sheet and an Virtual online group safety agreement to complete.

https://www.phoenix-society.org/virtual-group-safety-agreement

Burn support professionals

Consider joining the Webinar+ Roundtable. Learn from other leaders in the burn community and share your wisdom in this collaborative conversation about online support groups and more.

Link:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/webinar-roundtable/virtual-support-groups

Burn Community Drop ins via Zoom

For anyone within the burn community! Survivors, firefighters, nurses, loved ones, etc.

The last event was Sun Aug 2nd @ 4:30pm PST

Check this web page link for the schedule of upcoming drop in events:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/burn-community-drop-in

Join online via Zoom during meeting times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2622176875

Meeting ID: 262 217 6875

(Phone not available at this time)

Other virtual support

Be sure to check out other virtual peer support events, conferences and activities online at these links.

Calendar Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/community-calendar

Resources Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources

Website features: Stories, tools, and information to power your healing journey. 

Personal Stories

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?hierarchicalMenu%5Bfields.topics.lvl0%5D=Stories&page=1

Online Courses

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Course%2FTraining&page=1

Videos

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Video&page=1

Fact Sheets

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Factsheet&page=1

Special Events

Special events include but are not limited to the Virtual Burn Camp Retreat, conferences, advocacy congress, trainings and more.

More about the Phoenix Burn Society:

Mission

Uniting the voice of the burn community around the globe to profoundly advance lifelong healing, optimal recovery, and burn prevention.

Testimonial Quote

“You immediately feel like you have this family, that you never knew you had.” 

—Rebekah Johnson, Phoenix WBC Attendee + Speaker

Subscribe

Sign-up for a Subscription to Burn Support Magazine

http://www.phoenix-society.org/burn-support-magazine-signup

RemedyLIVE – Online Forum & Chat 24/7 with SoulMedics (Faith-Based) – All Day – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online
Sep 28 all-day

poster

RemedyLIVE offers

Online Forum available 24/7

Online Chat with a Soulmedic available 24/7

https://soulmediccentral.com/webchat?channel=remedylive

What is a SoulMedic? These people, available 24/7, are committed to chatting with you, listening to what you’re going through, and loving you with the hope of God.

SoulMedics are: screened adults over 20 years of age.

Learn more about REMEDY LIVE on its website at:

https://www.remedylive.com/

Or this video:

Discuss various topics including but not limited to: Anxiety, Bullying, Drugs & Alcohol, Faith, Sexuality and more.

These are just a few topics.

Your Brain on Eating Disorders

5 Ways Gardening helps your Anxiety

Your Brain on Bipolar Disorder

SGC – Support Groups Central – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Sep 28 all-day

logo

Support Groups Central offers Quality Peer Support

Strength for Your Journey

Group Video Meetings Led by Trained Facilitators

  • Online meetings are via Zoom (secured)
  • You can get reminders and keep a journal of your progress

>>> Watch this video to learn how it works at:

https://youtu.be/UgsFtlhGAOk

>>> Visit and sign up for your FREE account to get started today!

https://www.SupportGroupsCentral.com

>>> Checkout the list of TOPIC AREAS from a wide variety of organizations including but not limited to:

https://www.supportgroupscentral.com/index.cfm#anc1

Here is a sampling:

  • Coping with Stress
  • Coping with Chronic Pain
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Trauma Healing and Recovery
  • Support for Veterans and Military Families
  • Support for Expecting Parents
  • Postpartum Support
  • Depression Recovery
  • Anxiety Recovery
  • Mental Health & Wellness
  • Caregiver Support
  • Ministry
  • Health Issues
  • and many more!

>>> Check out Facebook Page for Support Groups Central:

https://www.facebook.com/SupportGroupsCentral

 

Other offerings:

logo

Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

Hey Peers is a video chat app that allows people to safely browse and join peer support conversations and meetings.  You can download the app online for your iPhone device.  Android version coming soon.  Now available online on the website, too!

Visit and sign up for your FREE account to get started today!

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

Create a community of trusted and like-minded peers – those that share similar challenges and experiences, those that want support, and those that give support. Employers, nonprofits, health care organizations, payers, and individuals can set up an instant community and sponsor peer support for their employees, members or loved ones.

Connect with peers

Would you like to connect with peers or supporters between support group meetings? You can do this on Hey Peers. Individuals can quickly find others who they would like to connect with for mutual support. Connections are secure and confidential with an option to remain anonymous.

Progress tracking

Hey Peers offers a premium option to journal and track moods, wellness, exercise, and other key components of mental and physical wellness. The easy recording of key indicators and important treatment information can help one see progress from support. No personal information is shared.

Available on any device

Access Hey Peers on your laptop, tablet, or mobile. No downloads necessary with our mobile responsive web App that works on any device.

Trusted Peer Facilitators

Hey Peers screens peer support facilitators to make sure they have appropriate credentials, and allows users to rate and review peer leaders to ensure high quality peer support.
our users

Who uses Hey Peers?

Any individual or peer supporter can sign up and use Hey Peers. We also designed our App for small, midsize, and large employers, nonprofits, health care organizations, and insurers to use Hey Peers for their members and employees to improve wellness outcomes in a safe and purpose-build environment.

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

1:1 Peer Coaching is a way for you to work more intensively toward achieving and maintaining yourself as you deal with your life’s challenges. In our 1:1 sessions, you will meet with a certified peer specialist or recovery coach of your choosing. There will be no other participants … just you and your coach.

 

logo

Peer Support Solutions

Does your organization want to provide a secure digital peer support platform for your members or employees? Hey Peers combines a video conferencing system with chat support groups so that you can offer both regularly scheduled support group meetings and on-demand facilitated peer chat conversations to support everyday needs.

Find out more about our special offer during social distancing by completing the online form at the link below.

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/contact

Facilitators

If you are a Peer Supporter that is affiliated with a non-profit that is using Hey Peers, you can sign up directly on Hey Peers to get started.

If you are a Peer Supporter that is certified, trained, or licensed, please complete our Facilitator Application, and fill out the form below as part of our approval process.

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/facilitators

Hey Peers Tools for Support Groups

Hey Peers offers more administrative tools for managing virtual support groups than Zoom, Skype, Facebook, or other teleconferencing or forum tools including but not limited to:

  • Groups or one-on-one conversations
  • Peer and meeting match recommendations
  • Private, password-protected meeting options
  • Approve members subscribing to your organization
  • Self-wellness tools that help your members see progress
  • Share group documents electronically from your Hey Peers page (no more copying, binding, handing out)
  • Direct links to schedules and meetings from your web site – easier to track for facilitators and members
  • Track group participation rates
  • Custom registration data collection available
  • Prepare electronic reports to show the positive impact support groups deliver for fundraising, research and program management
Telephone Peer Support – National Warmline Directory and Resources (USA) @ Phone
Sep 28 all-day

Need someone to talk to?  Check out Warmline.org

poster

According to the Center for Hope and Recovery, “A warmline is a telephone service (aka a call line) for people who are looking for someone to discuss their daily struggles. Warmlines are staffed with peers who have lived experience of mental health struggles themselves and who are open to sharing their stories of challenging situations, recovery, and perseverance”  The hours, days and geographic reach may vary.  Fortunately, there are many warmlines including quite a number operating in Oregon such as but not limited to: The David Romprey Warmline.

Check out this article “What is a Warmline and What Should I Expect When I Call One?” by Chaya Grossberg: https://www.madinamerica.com/2014/06/warm-line-expect-call-one/

Find the extensive list of Warmlines for many locations online at: http://www.warmline.org/

To search for Warmlines by state, click on a state in the list below.

(Note: Warmlines listed in red are nationally accessible and welcome calls from anywhere)

Also, be sure to check out the Warmline Resource page by the National Empowerment Center (NEC) at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources

In addition, you can:

  1. Access the Warmline Resources page and Guide by the National Empowerment Center at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources
  2. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Warmlines by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  3. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Peer Respite by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  4. Send updates to the web page by email to: hdt@mit.edu
  5. Visit links for starting a warmline at: http://www.warmline.org/#Warmline%20training%20Information%20and%20other%20resource%20links

Article regarding Peer Warmlines

Sustaining Recovery through the Night:
Impact of a Peer-Run Warm Line

by Rebecca Spirito Dalgin, Simonne Maline, and Peter Driscoll

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21768081/

Excerpt(s):

Objective: This exploratory study describes the impact of a peer-run warm line on the lives of individuals with psychiatric disabilities.

Methods: Phone surveys were completed with 480 warm line callers over four years. Results: Warm line callers reported a reduction in the use of crisis services and a reduction of feelings of isolation.

Conclusions and Implications for Practice: The results indicate that peer-run warm lines can fill an important void in the lives of individuals living with mental [health challenges]. Although warm lines at any time of day are helpful, keeping warm lines running after 5pm and throughout the night provides support services not typically available after office hours and can assist with loneliness, symptom management, and the process of recovery.

Telephone Peer Support – Trans Lifeline Saving Lives – 877-565-8860 – Weekdays and Weekends @ United States and Canada
Sep 28 all-day

logo

Trans Lifeline

Peer Support and Crisis Hotline by and for Trans & Questioning

Hotline open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week* – Weekdays & Weekends

* reportedly it is only guaranteed to be staffed 7am-1pm PST / 10am-4pm EST but may have operators or take messages outside these times

Toll-Free USA:  877-565-8860

Toll-Free Canada:  877-330-6366

Trans Lifeline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers. Our operators are located all over the U.S. and Canada and are all trans-identified. If you are in crisis or just need someone to talk to, even if it’s just about whether or not you’re trans, please call us. We will do our best to support you and provide you resources.

Our Hotline launched shortly after Trans Day of Remembrance of 2014 in response to the epidemic of suicide in our community. We believe that some of the best support that a trans person in a crisis can have is a fellow member of our community with shared lived experience.

While it started as a service for people in crisis, that is no longer the case. Trans Lifeline still functions as a crisis and suicide prevention hotline. However, it also serves as a space for trans people who just need someone to talk to.

Trans Lifeline provides live, one-on-one phone support, as well as large numbers of online resources for transgender and gender-questioning individuals. The hotline is open 24 hours a day. It is only guaranteed to be staffed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST, but operators are often also available at other times.

In addition to information resources, Trans Lifeline offers microgrants to individuals who need financial support when updating their name and gender on their legal documents. They accept a limited number of applications each month. However, they will pay the entire fee for most document changes other than birth certificates.


La línea directa de Trans Lifeline es un servicio de apoyo entre compañeros dirigido por personas trans, para personas trans. Nuestros operadores están ubicados en todo EE. UU. Y Canadá, y todos son trans identificados. Si está en crisis o simplemente necesita alguien con quien hablar, incluso si se trata solo de si es o no es trans, llámenos. Haremos todo lo posible para apoyarlo y brindarle recursos.

Nuestra línea directa se lanzó poco después del Día de la Remembranza Trans en 2014 en respuesta a la epidemia de suicidio en nuestra comunidad. Creemos que algunos de los mejores apoyos que una persona trans en crisis puede tener es la oportunidad de hablar con un miembro de nuestra comunidad con experiencia de vida compartida.


poster

Trans Lifeline is training Spanish speaking volunteers who identify as transgender and want to support the Translatinx community by being a volunteer operator for our dedicated Spanish hotline. This line will launch this summer.


 

Website:

https://www.translifeline.org/

Facebook social media page:

https://www.facebook.com/TransLifeline/

Twitter posts page:

https://twitter.com/TransLifeline/

Instagram posts page:

https://www.instagram.com/TransLifeline/

Virtual Yoga Everyday with Lea @ ROCC @ Online via Zoom
Sep 28 all-day

ROCC is pleased to offer Everyday Yoga with Lea 7 days per week

logo

Chair and Mat Yoga Sessions on YouTube FREE with Lea aka “Yoga Police”.

Suggestions: Firm chair / seat preferably with no back.  Comfortable clothes.  Books, pillows, or yoga blocks.  For more, see props and jokes session below.

[NOTE: Check with your doctor(s) and discuss any concerns before starting a new routine.]

1. Chair Yoga for Hips and PSOAs (23 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=cQ8J6IiFCOE

2. Chair Yoga for Chest and Back (25 min)

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGT2XuS1ORE&feature=youtu.be

3. Vinyasa Flow for Core and Lateral Stability (45 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3E_ZlZlY7M&feature=youtu.be

4. Vinyasa Flow for Legs and Hips, Part 1 of 2 (18 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTE3Wb6t_3c&feature=youtu.be

5. Vinyasa Flow for Legs and Hips, Part 2 of 2 (24 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-s3Oo8ikTI&feature=youtu.be

6. Chair Yoga for Full Body (23 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfxKLu2hef4&feature=youtu.be

7. Vinyasa Flow for Healthy Digestion (44 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Shl2mZbmHSo&feature=youtu.be

8. Chair Yoga Flow for Tension and Stress (26 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63yRrAgoVeU&feature=youtu.be

9. Chair Yoga Props and Jokes (28 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NohTr_Az0J4&feature=youtu.be

10. Vinyasa Yoga for Wrist and Ankle Strength (38 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82pEX57pdAo&feature=youtu.be

11. Chair Yoga for a Hot Day (18min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXYspgo4mQs

12. Outside Flow (26min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTLPgDWtpMQ

13. Yin for the Hips (30min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBS3kjr3x-M

14. Chair Yoga for Sciatic Pain (20min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qkj9eSLgUAc

15. Chair Yoga for Carpal Tunnel (28 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkv8F6P2rsw

16. Couch Yoga (25min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdXPuwHtloM

17. Sense Yoga Flow (30min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4MRn2eCLsQ

18. Chair Yoga (26min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhbSLzd5VqQ

19.Grounding into Expansion (38min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7dpHS6d8Ds

20. Chair Yoga Mind and Body (27min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDPQiSQIuzw

21. Restorative Yoga for Flow (51min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbihcFq7prc

ROCC has peer support by phone and other online groups, too!

Do you need someone to talk to?

We’re available for anyone to call peer support no matter what!

Call anytime between 11am – 7pm PST 7 days per week, weekdays and weekends.

971-718-8668 (MONDAY-THURSDAY)
971-718-0967 (TUESDAY-FRIDAY)
971-718-8670 (FRIDAY-MONDAY)

To learn about ROCC’s Online Groups visit:
http://www.roccsalem.org/online-groups

ROCC Mission Statement

Recovery Outreach Community Center (ROCC), is a safe place for people recovering from or who are interested in mental health, addiction, trauma, or other related issues. Our mission is to empower and respect others through peer-led service and peer-to-peer support. We want to encourage self-direction, personal responsibility and hope, by providing a safe place for people to share story and heal.

ROCC Principles

Principle I

The source of ROCC’s power is peer-to-peer relations. By sharing story and experiences, we lead each other into hope.

Principle II

Self-direction and personal recovery is ROCC’s goal. To be able to lead, control and choose your own recovery path will achieve a self-determined life.

Principle III

ROCC requires respectful conduct and encourages the voice of all. We must instill hope in the individual while fulfilling the values of the group.

 

ROCC Website:

https://www.roccsalem.org

ROCC Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/ROCCSALEM/

ROCC Facebook Group for Chat:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/232944234571700/

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Sep 28 all-day

logo

youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

photo young adults

 

 

Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Sep 28 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

logo

AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Recovery Yoga Daily with 4th Dimension @ Online via Zoom
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

4th Dimension Recovery host daily recovery yoga at 8 am – 9 am PST

logo

To join via Zoom:

https://zoom.us/j/729575100

 

Center and Renew with Emily Pyle at Trauma Healing Project – Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays @ Online via Facebook
Sep 28 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Logo

The Trauma Healing Project (THP) presents

Center and Renew Schedule at Trauma Healing Project

During this time of challenge and uncertainty, join us for a Zoom meeting of brief and powerful practices to ground, center, and connect with your inner sources of resilience.

Mondays, Wednesdays,  Fridays at 8:30am – 9:00am PST (30 minutes) with Emily Pyle

Mondays, Wednesdays at 12pm noon PST – 12:30pm PST (30 minutes) with Jen Donovan

Register for Events:

https://healingattention.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Fregister&cid=0&reset=1&id=70

Join LIVE Session at the scheduled time(s) / day(s):

https://www.facebook.com/healingattention/

View Past Recordings on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/healingattention/videos/

Website:

https://healingattention.org/

Facebook Social Media Page:

https://www.facebook.com/healingattention/

MHAW – Healing Connections Peer Support – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW)

Logo

Healing Connections Peer Support Groups

We offer our online peer support groups 7 days a week on:

Monday thru Friday, 9:00am-10:30am PST (12pm-1:30pm EST)
Saturdays and Sundays 3:30pm-5:00pm PST (6:30pm-8:00pm EST)

Note: The online support group is only open during the above mentioned times.  You may be prompted to download the “Zoom” app the first time you log in.  You will have the option of using the audio from your device/computer, or from a telephone.

Healing Connections Peer Support Groups are:

  • For and by people who experience emotional distress, extreme and/or altered states of consciousness, labels of psychiatric diagnosis and/or who are trauma survivors
  • A space to connect, share, support, and vibe

Facilitators, who are they and why?

  • People who are trained peer specialists who also experience emotional distress
  • To guide the support group and offer mutual support

Register online with email at:

    http://mhaw.org/programs/online-peer-support-groups 

Join the online support group:

https://zoom.us/j/3508384591

Meeting ID: 350 838 4591

You may also call in to join this meeting by phone:
1 929 205 6099

Find your local number:

https://zoom.us/u/ab49ZfkmGG

Our Peer Support Line is also available 7 days per week
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
631-471-7242 ext 1217

With any questions, please email healingconnections@mhaw.org

Center and Renew with Jen Donovan at Trauma Healing Project – Mondays, Wednesdays @ Online via Facebook
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Logo

The Trauma Healing Project (THP) presents

Center and Renew Schedule at Trauma Healing Project

During this time of challenge and uncertainty, join us for a Zoom meeting of brief and powerful practices to ground, center, and connect with your inner sources of resilience.

Mondays, Wednesdays,  Fridays at 8:30am – 9:00am PST (30 minutes) with Emily Pyle

Mondays, Wednesdays at 12pm noon PST – 12:30pm PST (30 minutes) with Jen Donovan

Register for Events:

https://healingattention.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Fregister&cid=0&reset=1&id=70

Join LIVE Session at the scheduled time(s) / day(s):

https://www.facebook.com/healingattention/

View Past Recordings on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/healingattention/videos/

Website:

https://healingattention.org/

Facebook Social Media Page:

https://www.facebook.com/healingattention/

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope. With the support of generous donors and friends, we are rapidly adding more groups to meet the urgent need for online support.

Our support groups are led by peers – which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. In addition to our general support groups, we offer specialized groups for:

  • Young adults
  • Military Veterans from all branches of the service
  • Female minority Veterans
  • Seniors aged 60 and over, offered in English and Spanish
  • Friends, family and caregivers caring for loved ones with mood disorders

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. However, in this time of growing need, we welcome gifts in any amount that will help us open more groups to meet the demand. Click here to give.

Join a Support Group

Our meeting schedule is listed below. Please log in to register for and attend a support group. If you haven’t already created a user account, we welcome you to do so. The process is quick and easy.

  UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meeting Date & Time Group Leader
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 8, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 10, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 11, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Farley Calhoun
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 15, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 17, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 18, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Ted Thomas
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 18, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led

 

Meeting Guidelines

We read the guidelines before each meeting to remind us that we are all responsible for following and committing to the group standards, which are in place to keep this group a safe place to share.

Share the air
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize group time.

One person speaks at a time
Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruption and side conversations.

What is said here stays here
This is the essential principle of confidentiality, and MUST be respected by all.

Differences of opinion are o.k.
We are ALL entitled to our own point of view.

We are all equal
We accept cultural, linguistic, social and racial differences and promote their acceptance.

Use “I” language
Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not INSTRUCT or ADVISE. We however do share from our own personal experiences. We are unique individuals, and only we know what is best for our own health (along with our doctor’s recommendations). Example: “In my experience, I have found…”

It’s o.k. not to share
People do not have to share if they do not wish to.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share.
We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness, and show compassion.

 

Have questions?
Here’s how to reach us:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
55 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 490
Chicago IL 60604 

  (800) 826-3632
  Website

Sep
29
Tue
FeldenKrais – Movement Classes Online Daily at FeldenKrais – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 29 all-day

logo

FeldenKrais Classes Online Every Hour of the Day

Welcome to a new way of thinking about health.

The Feldenkrais Method® is a powerful and revolutionary approach to improving your life that uses gentle, mindful movement to bring new awareness and possibility into every aspect of your life. Developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, the Feldenkrais Method has helped millions of people worldwide.

The Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education is a practice, a process, and a system for self-improvement. It is a form of “somatic education,” which means it uses movement and real-time awareness of your own body sensations to guide you toward the positive changes you seek.

The Feldenkrais Method is not a treatment, adjustment, or exercise program. Instead, it is based on decades of research in physics, neuroscience, biomechanics, learning theory, and human development to give you the means to help yourself.

There is more information on their site about ATM (Awareness Through Movement) and FI (Functional Integration) as well as Professional Training.

Click on the link below to see a lists of daily classes then click on class listings for more details and registration instructions.  Many are offered for FREE or SLIDING SCALE (pay what you can).

Online classes 24/7
Might be listed in Eastern Time, 3hours ahead of Pacific Time
Online events
Might be listed in Eastern Time, 3hours ahead of Pacific Time
About online FeldenKrais Classes (Video)
To learn more about the Feldenkrais Method click on the list below:
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Practitioner Search
Frame – FREE Online Recorded Workshops by Frame – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online
Sep 29 all-day

Frame

WHAT IF I’M JUST NOT READY TO TRY THERAPY?

That’s OK. The L.A.-based mental health startup Frame hosts digital workshops, led by licensed therapists, “for people who aren’t ready to try therapy,” said the company’s CEO Kendall Bird.

“It’s a way for people around the country — and specifically in Los Angeles — to get a sense of what therapy could be like for them, to have a better understanding of what you can talk about in therapy and also to learn that there are really different styles of therapists,” she said.

For people not ready or wanting to seek counseling with a therapist just yet, but who could use some information on common topics Frame offers FREE anonymous, online recorded workshops led by licensed therapists from the Frame network, designed to leave you with tangible tools for real life. Tune in when and where it works for you, as a supplement to your in-person sessions, or as a convenient way to explore specific topics and learn about what gets talked about in therapy.

Frame workshops:

https://portal-client.tryframe.com/workshops

Topics include but are not limited to:

For now, linking up directly with a therapist or counselor through Frame may only available for California residents, but you can add your name to a waiting list.  If you have insurance, you may want to contact them regarding providers in the network.  If you do not have insurance, you may want to explore community based services and/or faith based services that may offer Free or Sliding Scale services.  Or you may want to explore other self-help options online.
GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Sep 29 all-day

logo

GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
HP – Hey Peers! – Virtual Online Chats and Peer Support – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online Built-In Video
Sep 29 all-day

logo

Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

Hey Peers is a video chat app that allows people to safely browse and join peer support conversations and meetings.  You can download the app online for your iPhone device.  Android version coming soon.  Now available online on the website, too!

Visit and sign up for your FREE account to get started today!

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

Create a community of trusted and like-minded peers – those that share similar challenges and experiences, those that want support, and those that give support. Employers, nonprofits, health care organizations, payers, and individuals can set up an instant community and sponsor peer support for their employees, members or loved ones.

Connect with peers

Would you like to connect with peers or supporters between support group meetings? You can do this on Hey Peers. Individuals can quickly find others who they would like to connect with for mutual support. Connections are secure and confidential with an option to remain anonymous.

Progress tracking

Hey Peers offers a premium option to journal and track moods, wellness, exercise, and other key components of mental and physical wellness. The easy recording of key indicators and important treatment information can help one see progress from support. No personal information is shared.

Available on any device

Access Hey Peers on your laptop, tablet, or mobile. No downloads necessary with our mobile responsive web App that works on any device.

Trusted Peer Facilitators

Hey Peers screens peer support facilitators to make sure they have appropriate credentials, and allows users to rate and review peer leaders to ensure high quality peer support.
our users

Who uses Hey Peers?

Any individual or peer supporter can sign up and use Hey Peers. We also designed our App for small, midsize, and large employers, nonprofits, health care organizations, and insurers to use Hey Peers for their members and employees to improve wellness outcomes in a safe and purpose-build environment.

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

1:1 Peer Coaching is a way for you to work more intensively toward achieving and maintaining yourself as you deal with your life’s challenges. In our 1:1 sessions, you will meet with a certified peer specialist or recovery coach of your choosing. There will be no other participants … just you and your coach.

 

Other online offerings:

logo

Support Groups Central offers Quality Peer Support

Strength for Your Journey

Group Video Meetings Led by Trained Facilitators

  • Online meetings are via Zoom (secured)
  • You can get reminders and keep a journal of your progress

>>> Watch this video to learn how it works at:

https://youtu.be/UgsFtlhGAOk

>>> Visit and sign up for your FREE account to get started today!

https://www.SupportGroupsCentral.com

>>> Checkout the list of TOPIC AREAS from a wide variety of organizations including but not limited to:

https://www.supportgroupscentral.com/index.cfm#anc1

Here is a sampling:

  • Coping with Stress
  • Coping with Chronic Pain
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Trauma Healing and Recovery
  • Support for Veterans and Military Families
  • Support for Expecting Parents
  • Postpartum Support
  • Depression Recovery
  • Anxiety Recovery
  • Mental Health & Wellness
  • Caregiver Support
  • Ministry
  • Health Issues
  • and many more!

>>> Check out Facebook Page for Support Groups Central:

https://www.facebook.com/SupportGroupsCentral

 

logo

Peer Support Solutions

Does your organization want to provide a secure digital peer support platform for your members or employees? Hey Peers combines a video conferencing system with chat support groups so that you can offer both regularly scheduled support group meetings and on-demand facilitated peer chat conversations to support everyday needs.

Find out more about our special offer during social distancing by completing the online form at the link below.

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/contact

Facilitators

If you are a Peer Supporter that is affiliated with a non-profit that is using Hey Peers, you can sign up directly on Hey Peers to get started.

If you are a Peer Supporter that is certified, trained, or licensed, please complete our Facilitator Application, and fill out the form below as part of our approval process.

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/facilitators

Hey Peers Tools for Support Groups

Hey Peers offers more administrative tools for managing virtual support groups than Zoom, Skype, Facebook, or other teleconferencing or forum tools including but not limited to:

  • Groups or one-on-one conversations
  • Peer and meeting match recommendations
  • Private, password-protected meeting options
  • Approve members subscribing to your organization
  • Self-wellness tools that help your members see progress
  • Share group documents electronically from your Hey Peers page (no more copying, binding, handing out)
  • Direct links to schedules and meetings from your web site – easier to track for facilitators and members
  • Track group participation rates
  • Custom registration data collection available
  • Prepare electronic reports to show the positive impact support groups deliver for fundraising, research and program management
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Sep 29 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

MINDSPACE – Mindfulness and Resilience Support Groups through COVID-19 @ Online via Zoom
Sep 29 all-day

MINDSPACE offers FREE Online Support for Mindfulness and Resilience through COVID-19 Pandemic

There are a variety of online events through Mindspace pay-what-you-can series designed specifically for health-care workers looking for psychological support during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. In each live, interactive session we will explore a different theme related to the current situation, and a corresponding mindfulness practice to help frame and navigate the situation.

The themes include:

  • Safety and grounding
  • Settling a busy mind
  • Being with difficulty
  • Connecting with purpose

The format will involve educational material, a guided, experiential practice, and time for group discussion. The course is intended to not only provide educational content and skill-teaching, but also to harness the communal support of a peer group at a time when social connection is more crucial than ever.

Events Calendar with Search Filters

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/asp/main_enroll.asp

Register Online

You will be asked to create an online account with an email address, password and phone number.

When registering for and event you will have the option to sign-up for the full series or to choose dates you can attend.  You will also be given the option to choose your contribution amount (pay-as-you-can).

Instructions on how to join the online group will likely be sent via email upon registration.

Classes fill up fast, first come first serve.

Website:

https://www.mindspacewellbeing.com/

Excerpt(s):

Our mission at Mindspace is to inspire well-being with the transformative potential of science, wisdom, and human connection.

We believe well-being is a skill that can be learned, and that it can scale from the individual, to families, communities, and organizations of all shapes and sizes. We believe that everyone can benefit from some form of mind training, but that doesn’t mean there’s a one-size-fits-all solution. Well-being at Mindspace is about connecting with people where they are and supporting the development of skills for building a sustainable, meaningful life—at home, at work, and in the world.

FREE Online COVID-19 Support Groups

https://www.mindspacewellbeing.com/programs/online-covid-19-support-group/

Examples include:

  • Mindfulness and Resilience for Healthcare Workers
  • Adaptive Coping for Students
  • Building Resilience
  • Mindfulness and Wellbeing Tools for the New Normal
  • Navigating the New Normal: Wellbeing Practices Revisited
  • Flourishing at Work in Times of Turbulence
PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Online Peer Support, Weekly Chat, and more @ Online
Sep 29 all-day

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer Support, Chat, Workshops and more!

photologo

What:

Virtual peer support, chat, and community drop-in for adult, family and youth burn survivors

Weekly online hour-long Peer Support Chat via Facebook

Wednesdays

6-7:30pm PST / 9-10:30pm EST (90 minutes)

To join via Facebook:

Send a request via Facebook.  Note, requests are only approved at the meeting time(s).  This group is “closed” meaning it is only open to people with lived experience, not 3rd party observers, etc.  You will be asked to answer some questions and approval to join is determined by the Chat Moderator(s).  This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed. 

Spanish / Espanol Online Virtual Peer Support for Adult Burn Survivors

Online Burn Survivors Support Group for Spanish-speaking burn survivors. The Group is for burn survivors 18 years or older.

3rd Tuesdays

7-8:30pm PST (90 minutes)

Contact Margarita Rodriguez at 818-848-0223 X 16 or email mrodriguez@aarbf.org RSVP.

Youth & Family Online Peer Support 

Connect with kids, teens, and families for a live, interactive support group from anywhere in the world!

We’re responding to the community’s request to offer virtual gatherings for kids, teens, and their grown-ups. Join us for interactive activities and peer support specially crafted for this age group! Fill out this online form to request info on active groups online via WebEx:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/youth-family-online

Burn Survivors, Loved Ones Virtual / Call in Support Groups 

A facilitated support group for adult burn survivors and loved ones – hosted at various times so participants can join from different time zones.

To honor their support needs, we ask that all participants identify within these categories. In other words, it is a “closed” group, limited to adult burn survivors and/or their loved ones.  Basic Ground Rules will be shared to create a supportive setting.

* Except holidays

1st and 3rd Mondays *

10:30-11:30am PST (60 minutes)

2nd and 4th Mondays *

5-6pm PST (60 minutes)

To join online via WebEx (video and/or telephone) and for more information, visit:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/virtual-support-group

There is a sign up sheet and an Virtual online group safety agreement to complete.

https://www.phoenix-society.org/virtual-group-safety-agreement

Burn support professionals

Consider joining the Webinar+ Roundtable. Learn from other leaders in the burn community and share your wisdom in this collaborative conversation about online support groups and more.

Link:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/webinar-roundtable/virtual-support-groups

Burn Community Drop ins via Zoom

For anyone within the burn community! Survivors, firefighters, nurses, loved ones, etc.

The last event was Sun Aug 2nd @ 4:30pm PST

Check this web page link for the schedule of upcoming drop in events:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/burn-community-drop-in

Join online via Zoom during meeting times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2622176875

Meeting ID: 262 217 6875

(Phone not available at this time)

Other virtual support

Be sure to check out other virtual peer support events, conferences and activities online at these links.

Calendar Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/community-calendar

Resources Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources

Website features: Stories, tools, and information to power your healing journey. 

Personal Stories

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?hierarchicalMenu%5Bfields.topics.lvl0%5D=Stories&page=1

Online Courses

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Course%2FTraining&page=1

Videos

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Video&page=1

Fact Sheets

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Factsheet&page=1

Special Events

Special events include but are not limited to the Virtual Burn Camp Retreat, conferences, advocacy congress, trainings and more.

More about the Phoenix Burn Society:

Mission

Uniting the voice of the burn community around the globe to profoundly advance lifelong healing, optimal recovery, and burn prevention.

Testimonial Quote

“You immediately feel like you have this family, that you never knew you had.” 

—Rebekah Johnson, Phoenix WBC Attendee + Speaker

Subscribe

Sign-up for a Subscription to Burn Support Magazine

http://www.phoenix-society.org/burn-support-magazine-signup

RemedyLIVE – Online Forum & Chat 24/7 with SoulMedics (Faith-Based) – All Day – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online
Sep 29 all-day

poster

RemedyLIVE offers

Online Forum available 24/7

Online Chat with a Soulmedic available 24/7

https://soulmediccentral.com/webchat?channel=remedylive

What is a SoulMedic? These people, available 24/7, are committed to chatting with you, listening to what you’re going through, and loving you with the hope of God.

SoulMedics are: screened adults over 20 years of age.

Learn more about REMEDY LIVE on its website at:

https://www.remedylive.com/

Or this video:

Discuss various topics including but not limited to: Anxiety, Bullying, Drugs & Alcohol, Faith, Sexuality and more.

These are just a few topics.

Your Brain on Eating Disorders

5 Ways Gardening helps your Anxiety

Your Brain on Bipolar Disorder

SGC – Support Groups Central – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Sep 29 all-day

logo

Support Groups Central offers Quality Peer Support

Strength for Your Journey

Group Video Meetings Led by Trained Facilitators

  • Online meetings are via Zoom (secured)
  • You can get reminders and keep a journal of your progress

>>> Watch this video to learn how it works at:

https://youtu.be/UgsFtlhGAOk

>>> Visit and sign up for your FREE account to get started today!

https://www.SupportGroupsCentral.com

>>> Checkout the list of TOPIC AREAS from a wide variety of organizations including but not limited to:

https://www.supportgroupscentral.com/index.cfm#anc1

Here is a sampling:

  • Coping with Stress
  • Coping with Chronic Pain
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Trauma Healing and Recovery
  • Support for Veterans and Military Families
  • Support for Expecting Parents
  • Postpartum Support
  • Depression Recovery
  • Anxiety Recovery
  • Mental Health & Wellness
  • Caregiver Support
  • Ministry
  • Health Issues
  • and many more!

>>> Check out Facebook Page for Support Groups Central:

https://www.facebook.com/SupportGroupsCentral

 

Other offerings:

logo

Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

Hey Peers is a video chat app that allows people to safely browse and join peer support conversations and meetings.  You can download the app online for your iPhone device.  Android version coming soon.  Now available online on the website, too!

Visit and sign up for your FREE account to get started today!

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

Create a community of trusted and like-minded peers – those that share similar challenges and experiences, those that want support, and those that give support. Employers, nonprofits, health care organizations, payers, and individuals can set up an instant community and sponsor peer support for their employees, members or loved ones.

Connect with peers

Would you like to connect with peers or supporters between support group meetings? You can do this on Hey Peers. Individuals can quickly find others who they would like to connect with for mutual support. Connections are secure and confidential with an option to remain anonymous.

Progress tracking

Hey Peers offers a premium option to journal and track moods, wellness, exercise, and other key components of mental and physical wellness. The easy recording of key indicators and important treatment information can help one see progress from support. No personal information is shared.

Available on any device

Access Hey Peers on your laptop, tablet, or mobile. No downloads necessary with our mobile responsive web App that works on any device.

Trusted Peer Facilitators

Hey Peers screens peer support facilitators to make sure they have appropriate credentials, and allows users to rate and review peer leaders to ensure high quality peer support.
our users

Who uses Hey Peers?

Any individual or peer supporter can sign up and use Hey Peers. We also designed our App for small, midsize, and large employers, nonprofits, health care organizations, and insurers to use Hey Peers for their members and employees to improve wellness outcomes in a safe and purpose-build environment.

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

1:1 Peer Coaching is a way for you to work more intensively toward achieving and maintaining yourself as you deal with your life’s challenges. In our 1:1 sessions, you will meet with a certified peer specialist or recovery coach of your choosing. There will be no other participants … just you and your coach.

 

logo

Peer Support Solutions

Does your organization want to provide a secure digital peer support platform for your members or employees? Hey Peers combines a video conferencing system with chat support groups so that you can offer both regularly scheduled support group meetings and on-demand facilitated peer chat conversations to support everyday needs.

Find out more about our special offer during social distancing by completing the online form at the link below.

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/contact

Facilitators

If you are a Peer Supporter that is affiliated with a non-profit that is using Hey Peers, you can sign up directly on Hey Peers to get started.

If you are a Peer Supporter that is certified, trained, or licensed, please complete our Facilitator Application, and fill out the form below as part of our approval process.

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/facilitators

Hey Peers Tools for Support Groups

Hey Peers offers more administrative tools for managing virtual support groups than Zoom, Skype, Facebook, or other teleconferencing or forum tools including but not limited to:

  • Groups or one-on-one conversations
  • Peer and meeting match recommendations
  • Private, password-protected meeting options
  • Approve members subscribing to your organization
  • Self-wellness tools that help your members see progress
  • Share group documents electronically from your Hey Peers page (no more copying, binding, handing out)
  • Direct links to schedules and meetings from your web site – easier to track for facilitators and members
  • Track group participation rates
  • Custom registration data collection available
  • Prepare electronic reports to show the positive impact support groups deliver for fundraising, research and program management
Telephone Peer Support – National Warmline Directory and Resources (USA) @ Phone
Sep 29 all-day

Need someone to talk to?  Check out Warmline.org

poster

According to the Center for Hope and Recovery, “A warmline is a telephone service (aka a call line) for people who are looking for someone to discuss their daily struggles. Warmlines are staffed with peers who have lived experience of mental health struggles themselves and who are open to sharing their stories of challenging situations, recovery, and perseverance”  The hours, days and geographic reach may vary.  Fortunately, there are many warmlines including quite a number operating in Oregon such as but not limited to: The David Romprey Warmline.

Check out this article “What is a Warmline and What Should I Expect When I Call One?” by Chaya Grossberg: https://www.madinamerica.com/2014/06/warm-line-expect-call-one/

Find the extensive list of Warmlines for many locations online at: http://www.warmline.org/

To search for Warmlines by state, click on a state in the list below.

(Note: Warmlines listed in red are nationally accessible and welcome calls from anywhere)

Also, be sure to check out the Warmline Resource page by the National Empowerment Center (NEC) at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources

In addition, you can:

  1. Access the Warmline Resources page and Guide by the National Empowerment Center at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources
  2. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Warmlines by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  3. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Peer Respite by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  4. Send updates to the web page by email to: hdt@mit.edu
  5. Visit links for starting a warmline at: http://www.warmline.org/#Warmline%20training%20Information%20and%20other%20resource%20links

Article regarding Peer Warmlines

Sustaining Recovery through the Night:
Impact of a Peer-Run Warm Line

by Rebecca Spirito Dalgin, Simonne Maline, and Peter Driscoll

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21768081/

Excerpt(s):

Objective: This exploratory study describes the impact of a peer-run warm line on the lives of individuals with psychiatric disabilities.

Methods: Phone surveys were completed with 480 warm line callers over four years. Results: Warm line callers reported a reduction in the use of crisis services and a reduction of feelings of isolation.

Conclusions and Implications for Practice: The results indicate that peer-run warm lines can fill an important void in the lives of individuals living with mental [health challenges]. Although warm lines at any time of day are helpful, keeping warm lines running after 5pm and throughout the night provides support services not typically available after office hours and can assist with loneliness, symptom management, and the process of recovery.