Compeer Connections

Upcoming Compeer Special Events:

  • No events

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!

Program Details:

  • 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.

Monthly Offerings

See dates and times on the Wellness Academy Calendar

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 2:30Arts & Crafts Class.
(This is the only event that requires registration. See calendar to register)
TUESDAYS at 2:30Movie & Popcorn.
WEDNESDAYS at 2:30Bingo!
THURSDAYS at 4:30Journal Time
THURSDAYS at 7 PMRoad To Recovery Support Group
SATURDAYS at 10 AMRoad 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!


9/6/2021Closed for Labor Day Holiday
9/13/2021 Affirmations Poster
9/20/2021Aromatherapy: Soap Making!
9/27/20213D Greeting Cards
10/4/2021Recovery Jeopardy Game
10/11/2021Columbus Day. No Class.
10/18/2021Geometric String Art
10/25/2021Gratitude Greeting Card
11/1/2021Higher Power Box
11/8/2021Doorknob Sleigh Bells
11/15/2021Holiday Shadow Box
11/22/2021Swedish Window Star
11/29/2021Holiday Greeting Card
12/6/2021Baubles That Go Plop!
12/13/2021Snowflake Quilling Ornament
12/20/2021Festive Pinecone Tree
12/27/2021No class scheduled
1/3/20222022 Vision Board
1/10/2022Natural Healing Stone Bracelet
1/17/2022Decorative Wooden Photo Frame
1/24/2022Clay Sculpture Art
1/31/2022Coffee Mug Painting

Creative Writing

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
July 16,2021
August 6, 2021
August 20,2021
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.


Tai Chi

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.