Programs & Groups

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Support Groups

Each month, we offer many free support groups on weekdays both in person and via Zoom. Groups that are currently available are Anxiety/Depression Support, Beyond Bipolar Depression, Community Garden Club, LGBTQIA+ Support, Chair Yoga, Co-Parenting Collaborative, Cookies and Coloring, Feelings of Anger, Hearing Voices Network (HVN), Isolation Support, Group Fitness, Men's Group, Game Hour, TED Talks Discussion Group, Eating Disorder Recovery/Body Image, IPS Skills, Life Skills, Survivors of Suicide Attempts, Survivors of Sexual Assault, Trauma Survivors, Walking Group and Women's Group. You can find our current calendar of events here.

Intentional Peer Support (IPS)

We use Intentional peer Support, developed by Shery Mead, MSW, to help members grow in relation to each other by practicing four tasks: Connection, Worldview, Mutuality and Moving Towards. We expect members to espouse values and demonstrate competencies. IPS is incorporated into weekly groups.

 

Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP)

We rely on the Wellness Recovery Action Plan, developed by Mary Ellen Copeland, PhD, to help members create a toolbox to monitor and cope with symptoms, habits and behavior patterns that get in the way of their recovery. We encourage members to create a daily-maintenance plan; identify early-warning signs; develop a crisis plan and post-crisis plan; establish a healthy lifestyle; set up a support system; learn to advocate for themselves; increase self-esteem and relieve tension and stress. 

Monthly Education

Each month, we invite guest speakers to present information about their agency. We encourage members to turn self-defeating thoughts into positive affirmations and conduct role plays to get members to look at situations and find a way to handle them differently. Several times a month, members participate in outings or tours. We walk around downtown Keene and learn to use public transportation. These activities get members into the community. We offer other activities as , such as fitness training, mindfulness and meditation, creative expressions art gathering, community meals, shopping trips, and more!

 

If you have any questions about groups or events, please contact Shawn Maguire, Director of Peer Relations, by calling him at 603-352-5093 or emailing him at Shawn@MonadnockPSA.org.