There are three types of video-based meetings that HeyPeers offers - Group Meeting, 1:1 Peer Coaching and HeyPeers Certified.
See What are Organization Led Support Group Meetings? for more information about meetings led by organizations.
Group meetings come in all sizes and offer a wide range of lived experiences. The benefit of group meetings is to learn and engage with a team that share common bonds with you. Like all meetings, they are facilitated by a trained and Certified Peer Specialist. These meetings can be hosted by an individual or on behalf of the numerous Wellness Organizations on HeyPeers.
With a Group meeting, you can attend a meeting with up to 24 registrations (which includes the facilitator in the final number). Group meetings can be a series of meetings that are offered monthly, bi-weekly, or weekly. Meetings can also be created as specialized groups, like a book club, that will only last for a certain amount of weeks.
1 on 1 Coaching
For the 1:1 Peer Coaching, you will only be meeting with a HeyPeers Peer Supporter. 1:1 Peer Coaching sessions are great for you to receive support and guidance around topics the Peer Supporter specializes in or a Peer Supporter you trust will offer a listening ear. The 1:1 Peer Coaching typically lasts around 60 minutes, up to 90 minutes.
All Peer Supporters on HeyPeers are Certified Peer Specialists or Certified Recovery Coaches with "lived experience" - someone who has had challenges that are like yours and have learned some skills to manage them. They are skillful at listening and ready to help others find a path forward in a focused 1 on 1 approach.
HeyPeers Certified Meetings
The agenda of our Certified meetings have been designed by us and use our consistent meeting templates. Where applicable, these meetings incorporate evidence-based materials to introduce or reinforce helpful behaviors.
HeyPeers Certified meetings are facilitated by Certified Peer Supporters who are managed under the Supervision of our Clinical Director. They have extensive experience as peer supporters, additional credentials and often an advanced degree.