Resources for the Peer Workforce


This is a list of links to resources by and for the peer support workforce.

Voting Resources

(Voter Registration Deadline: October 9)
Exercise your right as an American citizen and register to vote.

Federal/State Resources

DTAC Newsletter (new)
CARES Act Provider Relief Fund
FCC’s Lifeline Program Offers Discounts for Phone and Broadband Service

Helping people prepare for Telementalhealth Appointments (infographic)
Training and Technical Assistance during the Pandemic

Funding and Training
Blog: Elinore F. McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D.,
Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use
(May 14, 2020)
CMS Fact Sheets

New York State
Dept. of Health | Fast Facts
Telehealth Update
Medicaid Telehealth Services During COVID-19
Insurance Changes During COVID-19
Insurance Options During COVID-19
Medicaid Coverage During COVID-19

New York State
Office of Mental Health

Emotional Support Line
COVID Testing (Join Statement OMH/OASAS)
Coping Circles
COVID-19 Updates
Telemental Health Updates

Ten Tips for Helping Others to Grieve (infographic)
Online Grief Resources
State Parks Access

New York City/
Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene

New resources as of August 26, 2020
COVID-19: Staying Connected with your Friends, Family and Community (8.21.20), LINK
Coping with Isolation or Quarantine in Hotel Settings (8.21.20), LINK
Coping with Thoughts of Suicide During the COVID-19 Pandemic (8.20.20), LINK
DOHMH Updated COVID-19 Data Page, LINK
NYC Housing Connect – New Portal to Apply for Housing Lotteries, LINK
Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs: Resources for Immigrant Communities During COVID-19 Pandemic, LINK

Older postings for New York City
COVID-19 Guidance for Peers and Community Health Workers
Supporting Participants Coping With Thoughts of Suicide

Access NYC Corona Virus Updates
NYC DOH COVID-19 Updates
Coping with Stress
Fund for Public Health

Visit the DOHMH COVID-19 website
to keep up-to-date on the latest information.

New York City/Dept. of Health | Smoking Cessation
Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Alphabetical listing of additional resources by provider

Center for Practice Innovation
Wellness Self-Management for the COVID Crisis

National Center on Law and Elder Rights
Advance Care Planning  and COVID-19
Medicare and COVID-19

National Disability Institute (NDI)
Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES)
Act and Family First Response Act

NYAPRS Compilation
COVID-19 Resources

Regional Planning Consortiums (New York State)
(Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors)
About RPC
Priority Issues State and National
Newsletters (weekly)

Small Business Administration (SBA)
Paycheck Protection Program

Social Security Insurance and Benefit Programs
Benefits Finder (New)
The Impact of COVID-19
Spanish –
English –
Beneficiaries who do not file taxes, but have children
Child Tax Credit

Veterans Affairs (VA)
News Update
Telehealth Resources

Voter Awareness (New York State)
Voter Awareness Guide

National Association of Peer Supporters
Virtual Resources for Peer Supporters
Updates for the peer workforce and supervisors
Supervision Repository
Guidelines for Supervisors

Live -N-Learn (Joining Forces)
Update on Virtual Peer Support Resources (newsletter)

Mental Health America
Peer, Friend, and Self Support in the COVID-19 Crisis

Anti-Racism and Trauma Healing

Live & Learn: Resources Related to Communities of Color (new)
Racism Resources
OMH Tips for Providers When Addressing Racial Discrimination
Trauma, Racism, Chronic Stress and the Health of Black Americans
Racism and the State of Our World
Racism, Discrimination, and Child Development
The World’s Largest Black Online Business Directory
The Trauma Lens of Police Violence
Emotional Emancipation Circles (EECs)
It’s Harder Than You Think To Get More Black Mental Health Providers
Why We Need to Get People Out of Congregate Care

Regional Resource Lists

New York City

Peer Workforce Coalition – Support Line for Peer Supporters
Wednesdays and Thursdays
6 pm – 8:30 pm
Call: (929) 254-4422

Central Region

OMH Resource List 
State and Central Region Virtual Resources
CNY Resource List by County
Courtesy Garrett Smith, OMH OCA

New York Connects (Central Region)
COVID-19 Supports

Western Region

Finger Lakes RPC List
Resources for Rochester / Finger Lakes

Coordinated Care Services, Inc. (CCSI)
COVID-19 Guidance and Resources

Peer Learning Collaborative List
Community Recovery Resource List

Hudson River Region

OMH List
State and Hudson River Resources
Courtesy Leila Clark, OMH OCA

Long Island

Long Island Region Resources

Help Veterans
Help a Veteran and Help Local Business

Employment Resources
(Compiled by Emily Vaianella)
Association for Mental Health and Wellness
Virtual Interviewing Notes

Support Resources

Phone Support
Online Peer Support Groups
Support for Peer Support Providers (and Supervisors)

(Virtual Community) Tips for Facilitating Online Peer Support Groups

Wellness Resources

“Taking on the Challenge of Working Remotely” (Description)
Presentation Slides

The Coalition for Behavioral Health and NYAPRS
Strive for Five (description)
Presentation Slides

Courtesy Todd French, Mental Health Empowerment Project (MHEP)
Resources for Peers and Those They Support

NYAPRS Ruth Ruth Colon-Wagner

Centre for Innovation in Peer Support
Mindful Moments (Twice Daily)

Copeland Center / Doors to Wellbeing
Resources to Stay Socially Connected

Poetry for Personal Power

Overcoming Isolation, Courtesy  Nim Ralph
Mega dump of free resources to keep you living your best lives in doors

Online Learning Resources

Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) and the STAR Center
Virtual Learning Guide

Academy of Peer Services Group Facilitators – Collaborative Guide
“Tips for Facilitating Online Peer Support Groups

PC Magazine (contributed by Harvey Rosenthal)
How to Prevent Zoom Bombing (Article)


General Resources (by group):
Click an icon to access resources for that role in the peer support workforce.
(Under revision)

Access Resources for Peer Support Workers   Access Resources for Supervisors of Peer Support Workers  Access Resources for Researchers  Access Resources for Employers

For the New York State Peer Specialist Certification Board, click here.
For a presentation about the Academy of Peer Services and the Certification Board, click here.

Related Organizations
For a list of links to Related Organizations, click here.

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