Frequently Asked Questions
Monadnock Peer Support FAQ
Q. What is MPS?
Monadnock Area Peer Support Agency is an independent non-profit (501-C3), self-governing peer support organization run by and for people with lived experience of mental health. Our funding comes from Department of Health and Human Services; the Bureau Mental Health Services, The Monadnock United Way, and private donations.
Q. Where is MPS located?
MPS is located at 64 Beaver Street, Keene, NH.
Q. When is MPS open?
We are living in unprecedented times, and we have had to go digital since the stay at home order put in place by NH Governor Sununu.
Our updated hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
Normally the center is open:
9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Monday
9:00 am to 7:00 pm on Tuesday
11:00 am to 7:00 pm on Wednesday
9:00 am to 7:00 pm on Thursday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday
Q. Who can access your program?
MPS is open to anyone 18 years or older, who self-identify as having had, currently have, or are at risk of having lived experience with mental health.
Q. How can I get involved?
There are many ways to get involved with MPS! Read and/or contribute to our monthly newsletter, attend Member/Participant meetings (see our groups page for more info), participate in groups and activities; facilitate a group or come up with one; serve on our Board of Directors, or check out our wish list for items needed or make a donation.
Q. What is the Warm Line?
The Warm Line is an after hours phone line that provides the caller with a means to reach out and to make a connection with a trained peer operator for non-reactive, non-judgmental support.
The Warm Line is available every evening, (including weekends and holidays) between 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
Call: 603-352-5093 or toll free: 1-800-352-5093
Q. What is Peer Support and WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan)?
Peer Support is about having relationships with others in new and different ways that promote growth, recovery and wellness. WRAP is about living in new and different ways that promote growth, recovery and wellness. By combining the two, the skills and strategies that we discover in peer support can become part of our WRAP and the skills and strategies we discover as we learn about and use WRAP to assist us in peer support.
The combination of WRAP and Peer Support can be very powerful in helping us grow, learn from each other, and challenge each other beyond what we thought we were capable of. Using some of the peer support theory, we can begin to use WRAP to help each other discover the context within which we've learned about ourselves, and then help each other develop plans that build a new "story". ~ Shery Mead
Q. Who do I contact for more information about Monadnock Area Peer Support Agency?
Please contact Jim McLaughlin, Administrative Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 603-352-5094 or 603-352-5094.