TO VOLUNTEER AT SANDUSKY ARTISANS
TO BECOME A SANDUSKY ARTISANS RECOVERY SUPPORTER
READ THE FOLLOWING:
1. Must be certified by the OhioMHAS.
2. Must be at least 18 years old.
3. Must be living a life of recovery either from a mental health issue and/or addiction or both. Only those serious about the quality of their recovery need apply.
4. Must have a valid Ohio drivers license, proof of insurance and reliable transportation.
5. Must have a flexible schedule, be willing and able to help a diverse population and be open minded to help people recover through multiple pathways.
6. Must be passionate about saving lives and diligent in self-care. CALL 419-621-9377 to schedule an interview.
Peer Recovery Support links people living with a chronic condition such as depression and/or substance use disorders. People with a common illness, such as Peer Recovery Supporters, are able to share knowledge and experiences – including some that many health workers do not have.
Peer Recovery Support is frequent, ongoing, accessible and flexible. Peer Recovery Support can take many forms – phone calls, text messaging, group meetings, home visits or going for walks together. It complements and enhances other health care services by creating the emotional, social and practical assistance necessary for managing the condition and staying healthy.
Peer support has four core functions:
Assistance in daily management:
Peer supporters use their own experiences with diet, physical activity and medicine adherence in helping people figure out how to manage their disorder in their daily lives. They can also help in identifying key resources, such as where to buy healthy foods or pleasant and convenient locations for exercise.
Social and emotional support:
Through empathetic listening and encouragement, peer supporters are an integral part of helping patients to cope with social or emotional barriers and to stay motivated to reach their goals.
Linkages to clinical care and community resources:
Peer supporters can help bridge the gap between the patients and health professionals and encourage individuals to seek out clinical and community resources when it is appropriate.
Ongoing support, extended over time:
Peer supporters successfully keep patients engaged by providing proactive, flexible, and continual long-term follow-up.