Supporting our Community During COVID-19
All of us at RPLYT are committed to supporting Peer Supporters throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic.
We understand that many people who receive peer support, and in fact many people in our communities, have fears about this virus and what the impact will be; both immediately and long term.
RPLYT’s Commitment to Supporting Peer Supporters
Starting this week and continuing as long as we need to, RPLYT will hold a FREE 1 hour peer support for Peer Supporters on Zoom as well as a Facebook Live session.
These are available to any Peer Supporter whether you have had our training or not.
This will be an hour of interactive support for Peer Supporters.
Time is CDT
Monday 1pm – 2pm CDT
Wednesday 6pm – 7pm CDT
Friday 4pm – 5pm CDT
For Peer Supporters:
Today parents are dealing with anxiety and extreme stress due to COVID-19. Many parents of children/teens who struggle with mental health concerns may be entering these difficult times with battle fatigue. Children and teens react to the behaviours and energy from the adults around them. As parents it is important to keep our own mental wellness in check to keep our homes and families in good health.
At RPLYT we like to call this a parallel process.
Please join us for a Free ONLINE Parent Support Group
Wednesday Evenings from 7:00-8:30pm CDT
This will be an hour and a half facilitator led support for Parents via Zoom
Kirsten Drybrough and Charlotte Sytnyk
For Teachers & Educators:
We are all dealing with the new reality of life during COVID-19. Educators are facing the unprecedented challenge of school closures and the expectation of providing distance learning and support for their students.
As teachers, we know that many of our students (and their parents,) will struggle with the challenge of distance learning. While we deal with the constantly changing landscape of our new teaching normal, it is important maintain our own wellness.
As members of learning communities, we naturally share and support one another as colleagues. Often our best ideas and strategies are inspired by the ideas of others. With that in mind, we invite you to join a peer support group for teachers and educators.
Peer Support for Teachers and Educators via Zoom. This is an hour facilitator led support group that is available to all teachers and educators who are looking for support during this time.
Facilitated by Leslie McLeod
Leslie is a trained Peer Supporter who is a retired principal/teacher. Her peer support training coupled with her education background is the right fit to facilitate this group.
Wednesdays from 3pm - 4pm CDT
For First Responders:
For all First Responders who are needing some support, join our ONLINE Support group. Days and times coming shortly. Please let us know if you are interested in joining.
For Healthcare Workers:
Trained Healthcare Peer Support workers are here to support you in these times of COVID-19
Join our ONLINE Support group
Tuesdays from 5:30 - 7pm CDT
This is available to any police officer who is looking for some support during COVID-19 pandemic.
Fridays from noon (12pm) - 1pm CDT
This ONLINE peer support group starts on April 17 and will run every Friday
Looking for tools to support a friend or family member who is experiencing Anxiety?
This is great resource created by people with lived experience. The PeerZone Toolkit comes with an activity sheet, a recovery story, what works well and a supporter conversation guide.
For Facebook Live:
Robyn will also be going live on our RPLYT Facebook page
Sundays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm CDT
She will be chatting about common themes from the Zoom Peer Support groups the previous week.
She will also be sharing with you what Peer Supporters around the world are doing to support others as well as themselves.
Please join her.