Peer, Friend and Self Support in the COVID-19 Crisis:
How to Provide Support for Ourselves and Others Through Times of Fear and Isolation
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Peer support during times of crisis is not a new topic, but the crisis we are now experiencing is unlike any we have faced before. As more and more of our communities have to enact severe restrictions on social interactions and freedom of movement, our more normal means of socializing and communicating with the world around us have changed. We now talk about quarantine, self-isolation and social distancing, and as a society we must find new ways to communicate, support others, and practice self-care as we adjust and develop our “new normal”.
This webinar speaks directly to skills and techniques we can utilize to maintain our collective health and provide the support we all need to cope with this time of fear, anxiety, and isolation. The techniques developed in behavioral health peer support can be adjusted and combined with new ideas developed by each of us in order to rise to the occasion. Please join us on Tuesday, March 31 at 2pm ET as we discuss practical ways to support ourselves and each other during the COVID-19 crisis.
Recognizing that staying connected is more important than ever, we have decided rather than cancelling our support groups, we will be moving them to a conference call format. The peer facilitator will continue to lead the group. All groups will continue to meet at their regular day and time.
For instructions on how to connect to a support group, please visit: MHA Support Groups
PMHCA and Youth MOVE PA will be hosting a series of “Virtual Drop-In” zoom meetings to help reduce the sense of social isolation during this difficult time. These are NOT clinical or therapeutic groups.
Please see attached document for details. There is a separate Virtual Drop-in for youth, one for adults, and one for Certified Peer Specialists . Click here for document.