Recovery Dane Information and Referral
Recovery Dane is proud to partner with Dane Conuty's new Behavioral Health Access Center (BHRC) as they step into their role as the central access point for mental health information and referral services in Dane County. We are excited to work with BHRC to integrate our Recovery Dane Certified Peer Support Services into this intake and referral process. Our CPS staff work with the BHRC to connect directly with indviduals seeking services and provide a peer driven space built on on the values of respect, safety, non-judgement, and hope. If you are looking to connect with mental health services feel free to reach out to the BHRC at 608-267-2244 or email them at BHRC@countyofdane.com !
Recovery Dane also provides various virtual Peer led support groups, free of charge, to anyone interested in joining! To reserve a spot in a group please call Tori at 608.237.1661 or email firstname.lastname@example.org at least one day in advance.
Eating Disorder Recovery Connections
Day/Time: Monday at 12pm
Description: A weekly peer led group to support the unique challenges of eating disorder recovery and offer a place of connection with others with similar lived experience. The group may include socialization, guided activities, and discussions to support each other through various stages of recovery. As the group is at noon, bringing your lunch is encouraged!
Create Your Way Through Recovery
Day/Time: Monday at 3pm
Description: A weekly peer led art group that is a judgement free and safe place for you to express and create! This group provides an outlet for supporting emotional self-expression and well-being. Some days there will be prompted projects and other days will be open art , but each week will include a time to connect with others! Please know that you are always welcomed to do and create whatever art you need and desire that day. Let yourself use art to help cope with stressors and as self-expression!
NEW - Parents' Suport Group
Day/Time: Tuesday at 9am
Description: Parents face many challenges, whether their children are young or adults, living at home or are out in the world. This weekly peer led group offers space for parents to connect and support each other with the challenges and triumphs of taking care of someone else as well as taking care of yourself. We welcome parents and caregivers to children of any ages.
This group is led by Tori Krohn and Elle Lemeur. Both Tori and Elle are Certified Peer specialists who happen to be parents. Tori has two younger children, and Elle is the parent to two adults.
Coping with Anxiety and Depression
Day/Time: Wednesday at 7pm and Thursday at 11am
Description: We share our solutions in a respectful positive environment to life's ups and downs. Many of us have found mindfulness and meditation helpful and we typically do a 10-minute guided meditation towards the end of the hour. We work as a group to develop coping skills to manage and address life’s stressors.
Day/Time: Thursday at 2pm
Description: Hearing voices group is open to those who identify as, or those who are supporting, voice hearers. In this peer facilitated group we talk frankly and nonjudgmentally with one another about the experience of hearing voices. Together we share ideas, solutions, and goals. We are proud to be part of a network that stretches across 20 countries.
Writing Your Way to Wellness
Day/Time: Tuesday at 3pm and Friday at 3pm
Description: Writing Your Way to Wellness is a peer-led group using creative writing to cope with mental health and/or substance use challenges. We welcome those who enjoy writing and those who have never written before. Included each week is a writing prompt and a centering meditation. Come express yourself in a safe and nonjudgmental environment. Your voice matters!
Day/Time: Friday at 10:30am
Description: Come join us for a 30 minute trauma-informed chair yoga session. Each group includes a centering, chair asana practice, and short meditation. Participants are invited to make their own choices during each practice to best support their current needs and desires.