Peer-to-Peer is a FREE, eight-week educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand mental wellness and their journey towards recovery.

Taught by trained mentors who have experienced a significant level of recovery, the program includes presentations, discussions, and interactive exercises. Participants will gain communication skills, a general understanding of mental health, and workforce development skills. Participants will also create an advanced directive and relapse prevention plan.

Graduates of this course experience new hope and inspiration in regards to recovery.

What You’ll Gain

This group experience provides the opportunity for mutual support and positive impact. You can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who relate to your experiences. Through your participation, you have the opportunity to help others grow. This is a confidential place to learn from shared experiences in an environment of sincere, uncritical acceptance. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope for all people living with mental illness.

NAMI Peer-to-Peer helps you:

  • Create a personalized relapse prevention plan
  • Learn how to interact with health care providers
  • Develop confidence for making decisions and reducing stress
  • Stay up-to-date on mental health research
  • Understand the impact of symptoms on your life
  • Access practical resources on how to maintain your journey towards recovery
  • Learn skills for workforce development, such as resume building and interview techniques

Sign Up For A Class

If you are interested in enrolling in our next session of programming, you can register by calling the NAMI of Erie County Office (814) 456-1773, or you can register online here.

You can read about a former class of the Peer-to-Peer program in Corry, PA. Please note that this is a news article that features a past session of NAMI’s Peer-to-Peer program. This course is offered when funding is available. Please call the agency office for the latest information about upcoming classes.

Additional information on our Recovery Education & Workforce Development Program is available in our local brochure: