The Peer to Peer Class meets one night a week for ten weeks. It is for persons with a mental illness and addresses a variety of issues about recovery. There are always new Peer to Peer sessions planned. Please check the NAMI South Bay Calendar or email Paul Stansbury at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 892-8046 to find out more or to register.
The course includes:
- Peer-to-Peer consists of ten 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 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.