Compeer Connections is a program designed to support wellness and recovery through activities that give participants a chance to relax, engage and socialize. Social connections are a major factor in peoples’ overall wellness, and social support has been proven to be critical in the process of mental health recovery. Mental Health Greensboro’s Compeer Connections program is designed to have multiple benefits for participants: First, the benefits that come with engaging in rewarding activities that promote health and wellness. Second, the benefits that come from getting out, socializing, meeting people and making new friends. And finally, the benefits of doing something fun!
Compeer activities are usually held on Tuesday afternoons, with one-off events occurring occasionally on other days. These activities are open to the public, anyone is free to join. No orientation or fee required. Bring a friend if you’d like!
- Compeer Connections activities are open to the public, no fee or registration required.
- Compeer activities are held regularly on Tuesday afternoons, see Calendars for exact times.
- Some Compeer activities involve light physical activity, please consult your physician before engaging in any activity that could pose a health risk to you.
- Participants must be 18 years or older.
Recovery Culture Club
Our Recovery Culture Club is located at the Guilford County Behavioral Health Urgent Care! The Recovery Culture Club is a communal space for those experiencing mental health or life struggles to drop-in and have a place to build a support system, meet one-to-one with a peer specialist, find mental health resources, expand their chosen family, explore diverse wellness activities, learn life skills, build hobbies and more. We offer free activities and support groups at the Recovery Culture Club! See below for activity schedule at the Recovery Culture Club!
|MONDAYS at 2:30||Arts & Crafts Class.|
(This is the only event that requires registration. See calendar to register)
|TUESDAYS at 2:30||Movie & Popcorn.|
|WEDNESDAYS at 2:30||Bingo!|
|THURSDAYS at 4:30||Journal Time|
|THURSDAYS at 7 PM||Road To Recovery Support Group|
|SATURDAYS at 10 AM||Road to Recovery Support Group|
ARTS & CRAFTS
Weekly on Mondays. 2:30-4:30 pm at the Recovery Culture Club.
This weekly Compeer workshop will work on developing and creating different wellness tools for peers to utilize on their wellness journey. Join each week for a new and fun activity that will allow us to distantly socialize, have fun, and work on recovery together. Click the links below to register yourself for these fun craft classes!
|9/6/2021||Closed for Labor Day Holiday|
|9/20/2021||Aromatherapy: Soap Making!|
|9/27/2021||3D Greeting Cards|
|10/4/2021||Recovery Jeopardy Game|
|10/11/2021||Columbus Day. No Class.|
|10/18/2021||Geometric String Art|
|10/25/2021||Gratitude Greeting Card|
|11/1/2021||Higher Power Box|
|11/8/2021||Doorknob Sleigh Bells|
|11/15/2021||Holiday Shadow Box|
|11/22/2021||Swedish Window Star|
|11/29/2021||Holiday Greeting Card|
|12/6/2021||Baubles That Go Plop!|
|12/13/2021||Snowflake Quilling Ornament|
|12/20/2021||Festive Pinecone Tree|
|12/27/2021||No class scheduled|
|1/3/2022||2022 Vision Board|
|1/10/2022||Natural Healing Stone Bracelet|
|1/17/2022||Decorative Wooden Photo Frame|
|1/24/2022||Clay Sculpture Art|
|1/31/2022||Coffee Mug Painting|
10:00 am – 11:30 am 1st & 3rd Fridays of the Month, Peer-led, ONLINE VIA ZOOM
One of the ways to stay grounded and deal with any overwhelming emotions is to find a healthy outlet in which to express yourself. In the past 10 years, medical professionals and clinicians have come to recognize the therapeutic value of creative writing, with its potential for managing anxiety, reducing stress and providing an opportunity for positive self-talk and identifying negative thoughts and behaviors. Plus, it’s fun!
Click the dates below to register for the Creative Writing Class you’d like to attend!
|May 21, 2021|
|June 4, 2021|
|June 18, 2021|
|July 2, 2021|
|August 6, 2021|
|September 3, 2021|
|September 17, 2021|
|October 1, 2021|
Yoga / Meditation
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Meditation comes in many forms, and has long been acknowledged as a tool to master the mind and cope with stress. Science is increasingly validating those claims, especially for depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). And while Yoga and Meditation are described separately meditation is an integral part of yoga. This Compeer activity incorporates mindfulness meditation and light yoga exercises for relaxation and stress relief. No special equipment or workout clothes are needed.
Healing Mind, Body, and Soul for a Better You
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm with Dr. Robert Merlin
This course will teach new techniques to deal with everyday life and its challenges. There will be discussions on how to find our purpose in life and how we can be happier with our self and others. Some classes will incorporate Hypno-Meditation to release stress and unwanted emotions that block us from moving forward in a positive direction. Learn how to get rid of negative self-talk to be kinder to yourself in talk and actions. We will tap into the power of our own minds to make lasting changes for a better life. Sometimes the fun will be increased with the use of Oracle Cards, the I-Ching, Rune Stones and other techniques to understand ourselves from a different prospective. Every class will consist of fun things to learn, say and do that will open up our minds and hearts to ourselves and the world around us.
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm with Eric Reiss
Often described as “meditation in motion,” there is growing evidence that this ancient mind-body practice has great value in maintaining wellness and preventing health problems. Tai Chi consists of slow, balanced, low impact movements with a focus on breathing, concentration, and muscle relaxation and control. Tai Chi is safe for people of all physical conditions, young or old, and is known to help improve balance and coordination, relaxation and sleep, and can even help relieve arthritis pain, control the side effects of diabetes, and reduce the risk of falls. No special equipment or workout clothes are needed for this activity.