Certified Peer Supporter
About Rosemary Weaver
I believe that peer support is more than an occupation or certification - it's a way of life. Although my professional certifications include National Certified Peer Specialist, Certified Recovery Peer Specialist and a Copeland Center trained Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) facilitator; 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 been a facilitator for Support Groups Central. for 3 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.
Recovery StoryMy quality of life is dramatically different today than it was 15 years ago. I have utilized many wellness tools along the way and had the support of some wonderful people. I could not have done this alone and am grateful for all I have experienced in my life.
GreetingsWelcome to Hey Peers. I have been a certified peer support specialist since 2008 and I am so excited to see how the field has grown. I have gained a lot of knowledge in my recovery journey both through self-reflection and learning from others. Some of you may recognize me as a group facilitator for Support Groups Central and DBSA.
My Motivation To HelpPeer 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.
Group facilitators on Hey Peers
For those who live with anxiety - from panic disorders to generalized anxiety to phobias. There is so much to be anxious about in today's world. This is your place to voice those fears and share tips and tools with others.
A Place for Wellness Tools
This is a place to share wellness tools, tips, and strategies as well as to look for ideas from others to add to your own wellness plan.
WRAP - Wellness Recovery Action Plan
Learn about WRAP and how it can be an effective tool to take your recovery to the next level.
ANIMALS AS EMOTIONAL SUPPORT
Do you have a service dog or an emotional support animal? They are great at detecting anxiety, depression, seizures, etc. Share here how it helps you to have emotional support from your pet.
WORKING FROM HOME DUE TO PANDEMIC
Are you working from due to COVID-19 and finding it difficult to transition? This is the place to share frustrations and coping strategies for maintaining wellness while working remotely.
ADA - Americans With Disabilities Act
The ADA covers 5 areas of life including employment, business, public accommodation and telecommunications. Learn and share resources here.
Grief and Loss
This group is open to anyone who has or is experiencing grief including death of loved one, death of pet, loss of job
Bipolar Depression Recovery Group (DRG)
This chat room is for those who live with Bipolar Disorder and is related to the Tuesday night Bipolar Depression Recovery Group that I lead on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm EDT. You can view my profile to learn about me: https://heypeers.com/peer_supporters/1405