As a peer driven organization, it is the mission of Monadnock Peer Support to promote wellness and recovery, as defined by the individual, through intentional peer support, and to provide advocacy, educational, vocational, interpersonal, social, and spiritual opportunities to adults who utilize mental health services to learn wellness strategies, develop mutually beneficial relationships, and to support each other in attaining increased capacities for self-determination, independence, and personal growth.
The community, in conjunction with the Board of Directors, generates all rules, policy and direction with equal consideration given to the input of all members. We emphasize understanding, mutual accountability and respect for diversity in relationships. We offer groups, activities and events in which we learn more about ourselves, and how we interact with others. We utilize shared leadership, skill development, team activities, and a holistic model of health to make these groups and events a valuable opportunity for growth and strength.
Our programs are grounded in the principles of Intentional Peer Support
Personal responsibility and accountability
Respecting other's thoughts and beliefs as valid and important
Growth beyond the stigma, shame and limits have placed upon us
Creating and maintaining a strong, active voice and presence dedicated to social change
Through this presence we can increase understanding and decrease oppression outside of our community
I can be myself at MPS
~ Anonymous Member
Monadnock Peer Support changed my life! To all who are new to peer support… you have entered an amazing movement!!
~ Anonymous Member
As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. I am very pleased that MPS has a support group for others like me and that I can host the group. I also love the fact that MPS is a peer related origination and that as such. I feel that I can relate to others who either work at MPS or are just members from the community who come in when they can. I feel that MPS is a safe and comforting place for me to go to. Everyone I come across there is very friendly and always willing to give support when needed. MPS also has a weight room there and I plan to take full advantage of their gym. MPS offers many different groups and other resources to anyone in our community, especially those in need. And I think that is great and we need more places like MPS.
MPS saved my life. After a failed suicide attempt several years ago, when I was still depressed, miserable and alone, I started going to Beyond Bipolar on Wednesday nights. I had the expectation I would only go once; I didn’t think it would help and I was one piece of bad news away from finishing myself off. Then everything changed, I met great people (members and staff) and heard their stories and experiences that were exactly like mine. Over time I made so many new friends with both members and the excellent staff. I gained a new perspective and started wanting to live again. I now have friends that would actually miss me when I’m gone as much as I would miss them.
~ Anonymous Member
Prior to MPS I felt alone, isolated, lost and helpless. Since joining MPS I have learned what community is, what trust is, and what friendship is. I have gained valuable skills to help get me through the rough times and in doing so I am realizing that I am a happier person. I'm grateful to this place as I now feel that I have a place where I belong, where I can be myself and accepted. Most importantly, I found myself here at MPS and you know what... I like me. ~ Anonymous Member
For me MPS is a safe place where I’m comfortable sharing my emotions and feelings with staff and sometimes other members without worrying about who will find out. MPS is a place I come for the Respite program which i use when home and family is too much for me and I need a break. MPS staff are very open to talking to members and willing to talk about anything and keep what we talk to them about completely confidential no matter what. This is a great place to meet new people and participate in support groups with other members who understand some of the things they go through.
"This place has a very good vibe to it I will be recommending this place to other people I know that's how much I appreciate all that this place has to offer I want someone else to be able to experience what I have been able to experience. Respite can also help someone who is in need of help in a crisis they have wonderful staff who can help you while you are struggling with everyday battles and staff are here for you whenever you need them during business hours and then there is the warm line for after hours if you need support This is what my experience has been like here at MPS I hope yours can be just as enjoyable as mine has been". ~Anonymous