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Peer to Peer Classes

 

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 8-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better  understand their condition and journey toward recovery.

To register, contact the NAMI PBC office at 561-588-3477.

 

Would you …..

* Like to learn more about your mental illness?

* Benefit by being around others that know what its like living with mental illness?

* Be interested in developing a Relapse Prevention Plan?

If so, please join us for Peer-to-Peer, an eight-week free structured course that will help you in your quest to live well with mental illness. You will learn about self-advocacy and, at the same time, create a special bond with others in the course.

The NAMI Peer-to-Peer Education Course – Peer to Peer is for any individual (18 years and older) living with a serious mental illness who is interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery. Each class is two hours in length and continues for eight consecutive weeks

The Course uses a combination of lecture, interactive exercise and structured group processes, and the diversity of experience among the course participants affords for a lively dynamic that moves the course along.

Who can take it? – The course is designed to offer an opportunity for growth to any individual 18 years and older who experiences mental illness.

Who are the teachers? – The course is taught by two trained “mentors” who are themselves experienced at living well with mental illness.

What is taught exactly?

Class 1 GETTING STARTED – MENTAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY

  • Explore different viewpoints of mental health and recovery
  • Create a personal vision statement

 

Class 2 THE BRAIN AND THE BODY

  • Learn about the relationship between mental health and overall physical health
  • Understand the impact of the environment and the brain on mental health conditions
  • SMART goals

 

Class 3 TELLING MY STORY

  • Share personal stories
  • Explore the benefits and limitations of mental health diagnoses

 

Class 4 STRENGTHENING RELATIONSHIPS

  • Build connections with others
  • Improve communication skills

 

Class 5 GROWING SUPPORT NETWORKS

  • Build a nurturing circle of support

 

Class 6 TOOLS FOR ENHANCING RECOVERY

  • Respond to stress effectively
  • Learn about different types of therapies and medications
  • Look more closely at goals

 

Class 7 MY STORY, MY STRENGTHS

·        Understand personal stories in a new way

·        Prepare for conversations with mental health providers

 

Class 8 MOVING FORWARD

·        Revisit personal visions

·        Plan next steps

 

To register call the NAMI Palm Beach County office at 561-588-3477

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