Resources for the Peer Workforce

Resources

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


Federal/State Resources

SAMHSA
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!)

New York State/Dept. of Health | Fast Facts (new!)
Insurance Changes During COVID-19
Insurance Options During COVID-19
Medicaid Coverage During COVID-19
Medicaid Telehealth Services During COVID-19

New York State/Office of Mental Health
Emotional Support Line
COVID-19 Updates
Telemental Health Updates

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


Center for Practice Innovation (new!)
Wellness Self-Management for the COVID Crisis

National Center on Law and Elder Rights (new!)
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 (new!)
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
The Impact of COVID-19
Beneficiaries who do not file taxes, but have children
Child Tax Credit

Veterans Affairs (VA)
Telehealth Resources

Voter Awareness (New York State)
Voter Awareness Guide


National Association of 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


Regional Resource Lists


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

Peer Workforce Coalition – Support Line for Peer Supporters
Every Wed and Thur, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Call: (929) 220-0976
Learn more


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

Resources
Long Island Region Resources

Help Veterans
Help a Veteran and Help Local Business


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


NYAPRS
“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
Mindfulness

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

Copeland Center / Doors to Wellbeing
Resources to Stay Socially Connected

Poetry for Personal Power
Poetry 

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.


Do you have a resource related to peer support or the peer workforce to share?
Send email to academy.virtual.community@gmail.com.

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