I have expanded my services into the Halifax Regional Municipality working within the Self Help Connection as a Peer Support Consultant. I will be contracting with them from Monday to Wednesday from 8am -4pm at their office at 63 King Street in Dartmouth, NS. You can reach me there at 902-466-2011.
My job description is as follows:
This stream offers one-on-one peer support to all participants as they begin to use their new skills in addition to the following:
Recovery: Works with all participants as they progress through the five stages of recovery.
Consultations: Provides one-on-one consultations designed to help persons living with a mental illness connect with the appropriate supports in the community.
Education: Assists participants in learning more about their illness, medications, side-effects and other available treatment options.
Individual and Self Advocacy: Offers advocacy services to participants while teaching advocacy skills so that the individual feels comfortable advocating on their own behalf.
I will also be facilitating / co-facilitating the following programs:
- ANGER CONTROL TRAINING (ACT)
- LEADERSHIP TRAINING
- MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION
- Entrepreneurship & Employability Enhancement
- Informatics Education (WRAP program, communication technologies…starting a website, blogs, logos, etc)
- Self Help Group Development