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Registration Open Now For Peer-To-Peer, Beginning Online September 9th | Free 8-Week Course For People Living With a Mental Health Condition

We are excited to announce that NAMI Sarasota Manatee will be offering Peer-to-Peer classes online via Zoom starting September 9th. This free 8-week class led by peers is a recovery-focused course for adults with mental health conditions. Registration is now open. Contact us via info@namisarasotacouny.org to register, or register online. For more information, visit our website page Peer-to-Peer.

What Does The Course Include?

Peer-to-Peer consists of eight two-hour units and is taught by a team of two trained “mentors” and a volunteer support person who are personally experienced at living well with mental illness.

Mentors are trained in an intensive three-day training session and are supplied with teaching manuals.

Participants come away from the course with a binder of hand-out materials, as well as many other tangible resources: an advance directive; a “relapse prevention plan” to help identify telltale feelings, thoughts, behaviors, 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.

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.

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