Grief and loss

Grief Support Group

HeyPeers Certified Meeting
Hosted By
Rosemary W.
Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023 | 05:00pm - 06:00pm EST
10 seats remaining
About this meeting
This group is for anyone who has a loss in their life - death of a loved one, death of a pet, terminal illness, or other significant loss. Come together with others for caring support and understanding.

About the host
My professional certifications include Certified Work Incentives Practitioner, National Certified Peer Specialist, Certified Recovery Peer Specialist and a Copeland Center trained Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) facilitator. I am also trained and certified in Digital Peer Support and Supporting Older Adults Remotely. My most authentic credential is my lived experience. I have been providing peer support professionally since 2008 in the community mental health system, in-patient settings, and informal community settings. I have 6 years experience working in a Forensic Treatment Facility and a State Hospital. I have been a facilitator for Support Groups Central. for 4 years. My personal challenges with mental health issues allow me to provide recovery skills in a variety of ways including individual peer coaching, online and in-person support group meetings, and providing Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) training. I know first hand the struggle of returning to the workforce after a mental health crisis. My areas of expertise include Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC), the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Social Security, and Medicaid and Medicare issues. As a Certified Work Incentives Practitioner, I can assist individuals receiving SSI/SSDI in understanding how going to work will affect their benefits and how to make the most of the work incentives offered by Social Security which can lower your countable income.
Motivation for help
Peer support has been instrumental in my own recovery. I think I was born an advocate and have always been the type of person who desires to help others. Now with peer support I can help others going through struggles similar to my own.
Recent reviews
I love the Bipolar Wellness book study we are doing. Rosemary is always so well prepared and gives us worksheets we can keep for future use.
Jun 19, 2024
I love starting my weekend with Rosemary's group. Some people may use the phrase "A day without sunshine..." but I say a day without Rosemary is a missed opportunity.
Jun 19, 2024
Rosemary held space for us to share our most vulnerable feelings and experiences. I wasn't going to share at first, but after I saw how she responded to someone else's trauma, I felt safe to share and I am glad I did.
Jun 19, 2024
I was originally assigned to one of the breakout rooms but was feeling unsafe so I returned to the main session where Rosemary was facilitating and am so glad I did. What an uplifting amazing experience. She made all of us feel cherished. Those of us who had been bullied in the past were treated with gentleness and kindness.
Jun 19, 2024
Jun 19, 2024
Rosemary led the meeting with grace, kindness, and compassion.
Jun 19, 2024
Rosemary is absolutely the best!
Jun 19, 2024
Some pretty heavy shares in the breakout room and Rosemary was facilitator and also I felt as a peer, really in there with us as our discussions went on. I think too, the tone and pacing of how she spoke, carried respect and care. I believe that at closing time, people felt somewhat (somewhat to very much) restored and felt the strength of kindness -- I felt that way, and I feel that others really felt supported. Rosemary guided us through that process.
Jun 19, 2024
Rosemary is a fantastic group leader. She's caring and listens and summarizes and shares about her own experiences and makes everyone feel supported. She's one of if not the best leader I've ever had.
Jun 19, 2024
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Mags Nick
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Welcome to HeyPeers Certified Meetings!

HeyPeers Certified meetings are facilitated by Group Leaders who have lived experience with the topic of the meeting they are facilitating. They have completed training, passed exams and have met other requirements in their state to become cerified. Some of our CPSs are also nationally certified and most have other credentials as well. Most HeyPeers Certifed meetings are 90 minutes in length and include a discussion of helpful tips and techniques.