By Kat McIntosh, Supervisor of World Peer Help at Psychological Well being America
For the third yr, Psychological Well being America (MHA) and the Middle for Peer Help (CPS), declares our Peer Companions grant recipients. Congratulations exit to our associates Psychological Well being America of Dutchess County and Psychological Well being America of Fredericksburg on being this yr’s recipients of a Peer Companions grant.
MHA’s Peer Companions program helps these fighting among the largest challenges that face us at present — isolation and social exclusion. In our pilot program, 61% of the members wished one factor — to make associates. The aim of Peer Companions is to assist construct networks of associates and shut relationships. Every recipient will obtain a $5000 grant to implement a Peer Companions program of their group in addition to technical help from MHA Nationwide.
- Psychological Well being America of Dutchess County – Psychological Well being America of Dutchess County is a nonprofit group devoted to creating certain no one will get left behind in the neighborhood on account of a scarcity of psychological well being companies. Their employees and volunteers work day and night time to strengthen households, overcome worry, assist individuals coping with anxiousness, hyperlink people to the helps they want, present protected areas to heal, break down stigma, and far, rather more.
- Psychological Well being America of Fredericksburg – Psychological Well being America of Fredericksburg improves individuals’s psychological well being and wellness via schooling, advocacy, and supportive companies. MHAF envisions a simply, humane, and wholesome society by which all individuals are accorded respect, dignity, and the chance to attain their full potential freed from stigma and prejudice.
Go to mhanational.org/peerpartners to study extra about our Peer Companions program.