The Peer-to-Peer Education Program
The Peer-to-Peer Education Program is a Free 10 session course that is taught by a team of three trained “Mentors” who are personally experienced at living well with mental illness.
Mentors are trained in weekend-long training sessions, supplied with teaching manuals, and are paid a stipend for each course they teach.
Participants come away from the course with a binder of hand-out materials, as well as many other tangible resources: an advance directive; a “relapse prevention plan” to help identify tell-tale feelings, thoughts, behavior, or events that may warn of impending relapse and to organize for intervention; mindfulness exercises to help focus and calm thinking; and survival skills for working with providers and the general public.
For locations and starting dates of Peer-to-Peer courses click here.
For locations and starting dates of Peer-to-Peer Mentor Training click here.