NAMI Indiana is offering a one-week paid training course for young adults who want to provide peer support to others.
Trainees will learn skills to professionally support someone who is living with mental health challenges or substance use disorder.
Interested? You must be:
- Between the ages of 18 and 30
- Someone living with a mental health condition, mental illness, and/or substance use disorder
- At least a year into your recovery
- An Indiana resident
Wait, why am I doing this?
- You get: to learn skills that will help you AND help others
- You get: the ability to use personal experiences to help & support other individuals with mental health needs
- You get: to be part of a new certification in the field of mental health
- You get: extensive preparation & training for this work, provided in a week-long training filled with discussion, lecture & activities
- You get: to assess the training for future attendees (and receive a $500 stipend if you do!)
How do I receive the certification?
- Complete & submit an application
- Complete the screening process with NAMI Indiana
- Complete the 40-hour training course
- Complete an assessment of what you've learned
- Complete an evaluation of the course
How do I start working as a YSP?
The Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction is in the process of helping to create jobs for the YSP.
Our next training date is tentatively scheduled for June 5 - June 9, 2017.
To apply, download the application below (directions to submit included).
Questions? To learn more, email Joanne Abbott at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-677-6442.