Current COVID-19 Status
Our Peer Support Line is currently open as usual 4:00-8:00pm. Call us at 877-PEER-LNE (no “I”) or 877-733-7563.
We are also offering online and conference call line Peer Support Groups. Click here for a video on how to join a Zoom call.
Here are the groups offered by Boston Resource Center, open to all peers:
NAMI Connections 10:30am-12pm
Meeting ID: 990-6410-4461
Meeting ID: 961-0186-3320
Dimensions of Wellness 1pm-2:30pm
Meeting ID: 908-518-565
LGBTQ 11am-12pm https://bostonmedicalcenter.zoom.us/j/94540695932
Meeting ID: 945-4069-5932
Meeting ID: 951 5195 7660
Meeting ID: 992-1967-3903
Here are groups offered by the Peer Support Network, open to all peers:
Offering conference call peer support groups at these times:
Thursdays: 1pm-2pm and Wellness and Artistic Expression Group 3:15pm-5pm
To join, call toll free 1-866-860-1500 and when prompted enter participant code: 3516468#.
Zoom Video/Audio Peer Support Conference Calls
We are also offering Zoom Peer Support Groups at these times:
Mondays: 3pm to 4pm
Tuesdays: 2pm to 3pm “Peer Celebration Day”
Wednesdays: 1pm to 2pm
Fridays: 2pm to 3pm
Saturdays: 1pm to 2pm
For all of these groups, use Meeting ID: 386-841-1910 and Password: 776752 to access by computer, tablet or smart phone or call 1-929-205-6099 and enter these numbers when prompted.
Click here for a video on how to join a Zoom call.
The Peer Support Network is also offering call in hours for one-to-one support (by appointment) at these times: Monday-Friday 12:30pm-5pm and Saturday 10am-3pm.
The Cambridge/Somerville Recovery Learning Center is offering these Zoom support groups for their members.
Happiness and Wellness 1pm
Meeting ID: 853 680 339
Pathways To Recovery 2:45pm
Meeting ID: 674 929 972
Light Moves 1:15pm
Meeting ID: 571 389 758
Health Adventures 2:00pm
Meeting ID: 757 239 180
NAMI Connections 10:30am
Meeting ID: 859 002 245
Meeting ID: 897 108 799
NAMI Connections 10:30am
Meeting ID: 621 974 217
Topic: Building Connections 1:15 PM
Meeting ID: 593 536 452
Again, click here for a video on how to join a Zoom call. Please call 617-863-5388 for any questions.
Here are groups offered by the Hope Center, open to all peers:
1pm: Creative Writing -Join us to spend time together responding to several fun writing prompts and sharing with the group. Great for those looking to hone their writing skills as well as those just looking for a fun activity to enjoy with others.
– 2pm: Practicing Gratitude – We will be exploring the role of gratitude in our lives and practicing new ways to experience and express gratitude, even during difficult times. Enjoy discussion and peer support as well as gratitude-based activities such as guided meditation.
– 1pm: Lunch Chat – Enjoy a lunchtime discussion about anything that’s going on with you, chat about interesting topics, and give and receive support. Eating is welcome!
–2pm: Brain Games and Activities – Looking for fun ways to keep your mind active and explore new topics, interests, or hobbies? This is a time to explore riddles, brain teasers, and all kinds of enriching virtual activities.
1pm: Self Care – Join us to explore the different ways in which we can care for ourselves. This is a space to talk about self care planning, changing routines, fun self care activities you’ve tried – anything self care related!
–2pm: Arts and Music – We will be following fun and creative “drawing prompts” while listening to a playlist of tunes that people who attend will select. All drawing skill levels are welcome – from stick figure to da Vinci.
As always, if anyone has questions about the Hope Center or is looking for support in accessing the virtual Center, they can reach out to me directly at my Google Voice number: (617)454-4621.
To access any of the groups on our schedule, people can use the Hope Center’s Zoom Link:https://zoom.us/my/hopecenter
Using this link to access the Hope Center Meeting Room does not require a Meeting ID or Password. However – for those dialing in by phone, the Meeting ID is 989 029 5063.
Here is the phone access info:
Meeting ID: 989 029 5063
Dial by your location
+1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 301 715 8592 US
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US
People wanting to access Hope Center groups can do so using any of the phone numbers above. They will then be prompted to dial the Meeting ID plus # and will enter into the waiting room to be let into the group.
We are an entirely peer-run organization dedicated to providing support, education and advocacy by providing opportunities and resources to assist individuals in finding their own path to mental health recovery. We run four Recovery Learning Centers where we offer individual and group support, access to computers, education and other resources. We also run a Peer Support Line, and outside meetings at inpatient units and shelters.
Every Recovery Center has no barrier of access for people who self-identify as having a mental health issue in the past or present and/or having substance abuse issues. All the services of the Recovery Centers are free of charge.
It does not matter if a person is or was connected to a mental health agency or provider, it does not matter if a person was ever diagnosed with a mental health issue, it does not matter if a person was or was not hospitalized. Our doors are open to everyone and anyone who feels they belong and wants to join a recovery community.
Download our MBRLC brochure here.
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