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Peer Support Groups

All of CHEEERS' peer support programs are led by state certified Peer Support Specialists who understand the path to recovery but more importantly, the possibilities for the future.  Our staff has personal experience with mental illness and/or substance abuse and we build strong supportive relationships with our participants. We even offer Peer Support Training, so our participants can move on to help others.

CHEEERS' Peer Group Programs range from one-on-one mentoring to group classes. Our team has adopted and developed programs that specifically target the most relevant needs of our participants. We invite you to take a look at what CHEEERS has to offer and decide what is right for you. 

​​Our Peer Programs were all developed with our participants input. We hold monthly meetings inviting  everyone  to share in the discussion and bring new ideas to CHEEERS. In addition, our Advisory Committee and many of our Board members are participants, ensuring that our facility and programs are continually serving and meeting everyone's needs. At CHEEERS every voice is heard, making it more than just a place to go but a place that truly helps with recovery. 

​​​​​​Roundtable  is held each morning at CHEEERS and offers an opportunity for participants to gather and address current events or to check in . Our Roundtable on Monday – Friday additionally offers an educational topic on a variety of issues that impact recovery. Our participants report that they very much enjoy Roundtable and starting the day at CHEEERS in a gathering where they can meet with their peers, address any pressing issues, and prepare for their day. 

​​Whole Health and Wellness (WHAM) is our wellness program that teaches individuals skills to better manage chronic physical health conditions, and mental illnesses and addictions to achieve whole health.  Program participants develop individualized health plans and support each other in making healthy lifestyle changes. 

Prep Skill Development classes and groups focus on relapse prevention, an important part of recovery. These groups address challenges one might face and provide participants with resources and sessions on a range of topics, including:

Recovery Goals
Anger Management
Relapse Prevention

Peer Support Groups facilitate discussions that focus on helping participants learn tools for socialization, community integration, symptom management, dealing with grief, and having healthy relationships. These groups are educational, supportive and encourage connections through shared experiences. They include titles, such as:

Roller Coaster Riders
Alternative Realities
Good Grief
Journey of Hope

Wellness Recovery Action Plan(WRAP)  is an evidenced-based recovery program that is designed by and for Peers. WRAP uses a strengths-based and collaborative approach consisting of eight structured modules.  CHEEERS group facilitators help participants develop a WRAP with the understanding that everyone is an expert in their own recovery journey. Emphasis is on identifying triggers, planning for periods of crisis and advocating for preferred care. WRAP is held in three-week sessions, (3x a week for 3 weeks) at the CHEEERS center.

Module 1: Wellness Toolbox
Module 2: Daily Maintenance Plan
Module 3: Triggers
Module 4: Early Warning Signs
Module 5: When Things Are Breaking Down
Module 6: Crisis Plan
Module 7: Post Crisis Plan
Module 8: How to use your WRAP

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