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:
A series of free workshops that each highlight a specific mental health challenge, its symptoms, treatment, and how it can affect you or your loved ones. Co-hosted by the Greensboro Public Library.
An equal-opportunity internship program for new NC Certified Peer Support Specialists looking to gain experience working in the North Carolina behavioral health system while promoting recovery and cultivating hope.
Apprenticing NCCPSSs will have the opportunity to work directly with MHG peers by providing one-on-one sessions, facilitating Wellness Academy or Compeer classes, and facilitating/co-facilitating support groups. Created to provide a structured work environment which supplements certification requirements for new peer support specialists, the LIFT program provides interns with experience working in an office environment, using common tools like Microsoft Office and Outlook, documenting and maintaining case files, and managing their own mental health while providing support to others.