MHG offers a number of recovery support and educational programs, including recovery skills classes, support groups, and one-on-one sessions with NC Certified Peer Support Specialists. We also offer educational programs to providers, businesses and the public. Read on to learn more about the services MHG provides.
The Wellness Academy is an evidence-based recovery education program that offers morning core classes and afternoon enrichment classes to promote recovery and mental wellness. The classes are designed to teach a ‘toolkit’ of strategies to help people manage diagnoses and symptoms, and maintain recovery with a focus on strengths, goals and social support. The core classes, developed by peer support specialists and based on guidelines put forth by SAMHSA, are offered Monday through Friday from 10 to 11:30 am, and follow an evidence-based curriculum rooted in recovery principles such as choice, personal responsibility, and self-empowerment. The core classes continuously cycle.
The academy offers afternoon Compeer activities on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, including Creative Writing, Book Club, and Food for Wellness. On Monday and Tuesday afternoons, we offer a variety of classes and workshops that change each month, ranging from budgeting to codependency.
Support groups provide confidential, comfortable environments for people to share their problems, learn new information, have meaningful discussions, and better manage their issues.
MHG offers several peer-led self-help support groups for those going through mental health recovery and their family members. Our support groups do not require preregistration and are free of charge.
Our NC Certified Peer Support Specialists are trained in peer support and wellness recovery action planning (WRAP) and provide assistance and encouragement to individuals in their recovery and empowerment.
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!
Public Mental Health Education
MHG offers a number of programs to educate and inform healthcare providers as well as the general public. These include:
- Mental Health First Aid: A national program to teach the skills to respond to the signs of mental illness and substance use
- QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention: An evidence based program teaching skills to recognize a crisis and the warning signs of suicide.
- Provider Academy: Our monthly series of workshops for healthcare providers, as well as various other staff development and community education presentations and workshops.
Mental Health Recovery Conference
For more than 18 years, Mental Health Greensboro has sponsored a mental health conference. The conference is held in May and offers unique perspectives on mental health recovery. The event is open to health care providers with an interest in recovery, including social workers, counselors, nurses, students, peer support specialists, and others. Continuing education credit is available for counselors and peer support specialists.
Stay tuned for details and registration info for the 2019 MHRC
Wellness and Recovery Summit
Our annual spring summit brings together peers and professionals alike, and features speakers on a number of topics related to mental health and recovery. The event is meant for anyone who has experienced mental health challenges, anyone who has cared for someone with mental health challenges, or anyone who is simply interested in mental health recovery and wellness.
Stay tuned for details and registration info for the 2019 Wellness and Recovery Conference.