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Virtual Support Groups

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October 5, 2020

Advocates is now offering several virtual support groups via Zoom. These include mental health support groups as well as social and recreational groups. Facilitated by members of Advocates Peer Specialist team, these support groups are open to anyone in the community, not just individuals served by Advocates, and participation is confidential.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Jeffrey Wolfsberg, Director of Recovery and Peer Support, JWolfsberg@Advocates.org, or the group facilitator.

If you require an ASL interpreter, please contact Jeffrey Wolfsberg, JWolfsberg@Advocates.org or Sharon Hirt, SMacLean@Advocates.org.

 

Daily Virtual Safe Spaces (Monday- Friday)

 

Topic: Coffee and Conversation

Time: Monday-Friday 9:00 am, 2:00 pm, 6:00 pm, and 10:00 pm

Description: Bring your coffee/tea/smoothie and start your day with us. This general peer support group is a great way to start your day.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/91295169859?pwd=cDN1NzE5TWJkQ1JNRitYenFnbnJrUT09

Meeting ID: 912 9516 9859

Passcode: 530615

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

Meeting ID: 912 9516 9859

Passcode: 530615

 

Topic: Lunch and Laugh

Time: Monday-Friday 1pm

Description: Take a break! Our days are long and can be stressful. Take some time to break away and briefly distract yourself mid-day.           

Join Zoom Meeting

https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/92908050650?pwd=eWE1MUNPS3djOWN6WWZxb2tpeEhIdz09

Meeting ID: 929 0805 0650

Passcode: 336962

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

Meeting ID: 929 0805 0650

Passcode: 336962

               

Topic: Evening Reflection

Time: Monday-Friday 6pm

Description: Now that the day is coming to an end; what are your plans for the evening? Did you accomplish all that you wanted today? Share your day with us!

Join Zoom Meeting

https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/96114960791?pwd=ZG5Ed0IwMXB4OHI5eFBJT21SQTBBQT09

Meeting ID: 961 1496 0791

Passcode: 125369

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

Meeting ID: 961 1496 0791

Passcode: 125369

 

Topic: Laugh & Unwind

Time: Monday-Friday 10pm

Description: Sometimes it is hard to sleep. We may have a lot on our minds with all going on around us. End your night with some laughs. Bring jokes, memes, short funny videos, or humorous interaction/experiences from your day. Let us laugh and relax to complete our day!          

Join Zoom Meeting

https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/96765367014?pwd=MTIxVTVOV3N3SnNQSnE0ems2VzRhZz09

Meeting ID: 967 6536 7014

Passcode: 971127

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

Meeting ID: 967 6536 7014

Passcode: 971127

 

Weekly Virtual Safe Spaces

Topic: Navigating Resources

Time: Mondays 3pm

Description: It can be hard to find the resources we need or when to use them. This is space to share resources that worked for us in our communities and how to navigate them to help us effectively. Bring ideas and an open mind.

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/97544301405?pwd=UGR3NFhtS0xTbDBuM1lCcTI3eVhwUT09

Meeting ID: 975 4430 1405

Passcode: 866026

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

Meeting ID: 975 4430 1405

Passcode: 866026

 

Topic: Alternatives to Suicide Peer Support Group
Time: Mondays 4 pm – 5:30pm

Facilitators: David Baldini/ Patrick Conway

Phone/Email:  508-380-9281-dbaldini@advocates.org / 774-423-4852-pconway@advocates.org

Description: Safe space to process and safely share struggles with feelings/thoughts of suicide.


Join Zoom Meeting

https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/5155063104?pwd=WGE3c1R2WmRHM01hRlBYeXNwM2cvUT09

Meeting ID: 515 506 3104
Password: 413481
Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US
Meeting ID: 515 506 3104
Password: 413481

 

Topic: Mindfulness and Meditation

Time: Tuesdays 2pm

Facilitator: Patrick Conway

Phone/Email: 774-423-4852/ pconway@advocates.org

Description: Relaxing meditation and mindfulness techniques to help get you through your day.


Join Zoom Meeting

https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/8815910426?pwd=TTRVMktrUlZsWG9SN090WXh1YmZTQT09

Meeting ID: 881 591 0426
Password: 810648
Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US
Meeting ID: 881 591 0426
Password: 810648

 

Topic: Black/Brown Cultural Connection

Time: Tuesdays at 4:00pm

Description:  Black/Brown Cultural Support is a virtual support group where individuals of color can connect with each other for support to create a safe, mutually supportive, space free from judgement and oppression.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/92115202820?pwd=UDF0TDZtaW5rMlU3Yi9EN1hUdXo3QT09

Meeting ID: 921 1520 2820

Passcode: 948631

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

Meeting ID: 921 1520 2820

Passcode: 948631

 

Topic: Music Jam

Time: Every 3rd Tuesday, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Facilitators:  David Baldini
Phone/Email: 508-380-9281/ dbaldini@advocates.org
Description: Bring your instruments and voices to join us in this musical collaboration with peers.                

Join Zoom Meeting

https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/5155063104?pwd=WGE3c1R2WmRHM01hRlBYeXNwM2cvUT09

Meeting ID: 515 506 3104
Password: 413481
Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US
Meeting ID: 515 506 3104
Password: 413481

 

Topic: Exploring Alternative Ways of Healing

Time: Wednesdays 11:00am

Facilitator: Mark Durkin  /  Ashley Sproul

Phone/Email: gyromatica@gmail.com   508-397-3828 / ASproul@Advocates.org

Description: This group is a safe space that allows discussion of alternative treatments for healing including

cannabis or psilocybin for anxiety and depression, mindfulness, and distractions, how diet, exercise, and vitamins to promote wellness.

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/94414614937?pwd=MU9ZR0kzZ01YbVIvakhCYjRpd0owQT09

Meeting ID: 944 1461 4937

Passcode: 257730

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

Meeting ID: 944 1461 4937

Passcode: 257730

 

Topic: Irate Expressions

Time: Wednesdays 2:30pm

Description: Discussion about safe ways to express & release anger/frustration without hurting yourself or others.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/97559087639?pwd=cXZWVi9sbW5hUHl0V0piZmZkRldSdz09

Meeting ID: 975 5908 7639

Passcode: 652274

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

Meeting ID: 975 5908 7639

Passcode: 652274

 

Topic: Withdrawing from Psych Meds

Time: Wednesdays 5pm-6:30pm

Facilitators: Ann Burgess                                                                   

Phone/Email: 508-782-8444 / ABurgess@Advocates.org

Description: This group allows individuals to talk about exploring getting off their psychiatric medications safely and with support from their peers.

                               

Join Zoom Meeting

https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/99334869231?pwd=eTJnSUczR0NKREFjYmN2dWNxLzN4dz09

Meeting ID: 993 3486 9231

Passcode: 106742

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

Meeting ID: 993 3486 9231

Passcode: 106742

 

Topic: Trauma Support

Time: Thursdays 2:00pm

Description: This is a safe space to talk about coping with and healing from traumatic experiences.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/91291794257?pwd=ZU5DRExIRlFmdDBaUFhvZ3dDOTV0QT09

Meeting ID: 912 9179 4257

Passcode: 422749

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

Meeting ID: 912 9179 4257

Passcode: 422749

 

Topic: Hearing Voices and other unusual experiences
Time: Thursdays from 3 pm to 4:30 pm

Facilitators:  David Baldini/Patrick Conway

Phone/Email: 508-380-9281/ dbaldini@advocates.org  774-423-4852/ pconway@advocates.org

Description: Please join us in discussions about living with experiences (auditory and visual) that others may not experiences and that we may not always understand.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/5155063104?pwd=WGE3c1R2WmRHM01hRlBYeXNwM2cvUT09

Meeting ID: 515 506 3104
Password: 413481
Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US
Meeting ID: 515 506 3104
Password: 413481

 

Topic: Now & Zen

Time: Fridays 11:30am

Facilitator: Irena Kart-Tsirulnik

Phone/Email: 508-745-3141 / IKart-Tsirulnik@Advocates.org

 

Description: A group on living/being/moving forward from a framework of compassion, loving kindness, mindfulness, and self-acceptance.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/98953087291?pwd=eHB0N0Y2YTc4Sk9CL09MOWN4VE0wdz09

Meeting ID: 989 5308 7291

Password: 736207

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

Meeting ID: 989 5308 7291

Password: 73620

 

Topic: Creative Expressions

Time: Fridays 11am

Description: Do you like arts and crafts? Knitting, drawing, crochet, graffiti, coloring, building, anything you can think of. Join us and get creative with us. Get in touch with your creative side!

Join Zoom Meeting

https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/98104611988?pwd=TDFEaXQ4L3VMTXJ3QkcvNkVvMzB6Zz09

Meeting ID: 981 0461 1988

Passcode: 671077

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

Meeting ID: 981 0461 1988

Passcode: 671077

 

 

Weekend Virtual Safe Spaces

Topic: Brunch Talk

Time: Saturdays 10am

Description: Hungry? Bring your ideas for different meals and share with us your ideas and different meals you have tried.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/94538306635?pwd=MGxLOFhVZEo4T0JvU1dSOFMvUVBpdz09

Meeting ID: 945 3830 6635

Passcode: 303986

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

Meeting ID: 945 3830 6635

Passcode: 303986

 

Topic: Rainbow Group (LGBTQ)

Time: Saturdays 3pm

Descriptions: Support and safe conversations for the LGBTQ community

            

Join Zoom Meeting

https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/97816143285?pwd=NU1TOGlOOXAzWHZ5L1lhRW9TRGNVZz09

Meeting ID: 978 1614 3285

Passcode: 795632

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

Meeting ID: 978 1614 3285

Passcode: 795632

 

Topic: Healthy Sex & Relationships

Time: Saturdays at 1pm

Facilitator: Ashley Sproul

Phone/ Email: 508-397-3828  /  asproul@advocates.org

Description: Let talk about sex! Maintaining healthy intimate relationships and boundaries can be hard. Even hard during a pandemic. Let talk about dating, intimacy, and navigating the healthy partnerships that you want.

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/98984886158?pwd=aGdTenl5ZEt6Z1MxQmZDRjZSekhlZz09

Meeting ID: 989 8488 6158

Passcode: 129719

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

Meeting ID: 989 8488 6158

Passcode: 129719

 

Topic: Movies and More

Time: Saturdays 8pm

Description: Talk about different movies, shows, etc., that are getting you through these tough times.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/91943024631?pwd=OVhsWWVMVXh3Rm14UDdJSlFHWUczdz09

Meeting ID: 919 4302 4631

Passcode: 278052

Call in:1 646 558 8656 US

Meeting ID: 919 4302 4631

Passcode: 278052

 

Topic: Self-Injury Virtual Support

Time: Sundays 10am

Description: A virtual group to share and connect over various perspectives and experiences of self-injury without judgement or shame.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/94597747073?pwd=YnpHOGFOQW82OWJsRFBjWmJiOURkUT09

Meeting ID: 945 9774 7073

Passcode: 456921

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

Meeting ID: 945 9774 7073

Passcode: 456921

 

Topic: Young Adult Peer Support Group

Time: Sundays 2:30pm-4pm

Facilitator: Courtney Dewey

Phone/Email: 508-848-9289  /  CDewey@Advocates.org 

Description: Group discussion and safe space for young adults ages 18-30.         

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/99774847006?pwd=YzhZbVZWNi9xOVJqbXNLU09JNThkUT09

 

Meeting ID: 997 7484 7006

Password: 003385

Call in: 1 646 558 8656

Meeting ID: 997 7484 7006

Password: 003385

 

Topic: Sunday Fun Day

Time: Sundays 2pm

Description:  The work week is coming, and we don’t want the weekend to end. Let us finish the weekend some fun activities and kind words.  Make the best of your Sunday.

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/91035138206?pwd=NXFIV0xYbFp1WS95eVJDNW1UcDVNZz09

Meeting ID: 910 3513 8206

Passcode: 011708

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

Meeting ID: 910 3513 8206

Passcode: 011708

 

Music Connection: Sundays 7pm

Facilitator: Ann Burgess

Phone/Email: 508-782-8444/ aburgess@advocates.org

Description: Connect through different music you like to listen to. Share with others, songs, and lyrics that you enjoy.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/95518684948?pwd=MkljOEIrYkZLMDJWRVJGcHkvQlBvZz09

Meeting ID: 955 1868 4948

Passcode: 436667

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

Meeting ID: 955 1868 4948

Passcode: 436667

Facilitators:

Ashley Sproul 508-397-3828 asproul@advocates.org
Ann Burgess 508-782-8444 aburges@advocates.org
Patrick Conway 774-423-4852 pconway@advocates.org
Theresa Buccico 508-782-5845 tbuccico@advocates.org
Courtney Dewey 508-848-9289 cdewey@advocates.org
David Baldini 508-380-9281 dbaldini@advocates.org

 

 

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