Our Comprehensive Peer Services
Our peer-to-peer "warm line" offer consumers a chance to talk with other consumers about recovery, relationships, work and school issues and decision-making regarding other goals and personal issues.
Information and referral to additional peer support services are provided.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Para personas recuperandose de salud mental llamar a Gladys - Miercoles de 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Peer Support Specialists/Peer Advocates
Our peer specialists/advocates assist individuals participating in inpatient and outpatient mental health programs. These include individual or scheduled forums on recovery oriented issues at program sites such as clubhouses, case management, day treatment programs, partial hospitalizations and residences in Nassau County as well as at Consumer Link.
Both individual and group meetings emphasize a psychiatric survivor's point of view, including overcoming obstacles in working towards life's goals.
To contact a peer advocate, please call 516-489-0100, 9a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
We offer peer-to-peer mutual support groups for consumers/survivors/ex-patients that provide opportunities for individuals to actively participate in their own recovery and share their strengths and strategies with others. All are welcome.
To see a list of current groups being offered, click here.
We assist individuals to negotiate public transportation to increase their independence and build self-confidence. For more information, please contact Consumer Link from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., weekdays.
The Empowerment Center gives consumers/survivors/ex-patients an opportunity to learn, to express opinions and explore possibilities in their personal lives. Workshops and presentations include:
- Self-determination in recovery
- Relapse prevention
- Stress management
- Making decisions about returning to work
Watch for newly posted activities in the future.
Education & Advocacy
We offer presentation to the mental health community and the community-at-large including schools and colleges, religious settings, police departments and other locales regarding recovery, stigma, advocacy and other mental health issues on an as needed basis.
We also provide one-to-one assistance to consumers who need help with forms or applications relating to the Department of Social Services and Social Security, food stamps, housing, as well as benefits and entitlements, including work-related benefit issues.
Consumer Link Newsletter
The Link, our quarterly publication is written by and for current and former recipients of mental health services. Its content offers insight into battling stigma, rights, entitlements, mental health news and strategies for recovery. Consumer contributors relate experiences and opinions about issues relevant to the recovery process and related mental health issues.
Coming soon…monthly column on spirituality and exercise in relation to mental health issues.
To see our current newsletter click here
16 Main Street
Hempstead, NY 11550