Peer Support & Activities

United Way of Tarrant County

MHA offers a variety of supportive and educational opportunities for adults with mental health conditions. The Peer Support programs are led by mental health recovery educators and peers in mental health recovery.

Warm Line
The Warm Line is a service for people who need support and human contact, but don’t need a crisis line or hotline. Warm Line offers free, confidential support for non-crisis related issues and is a safe way to make contact with a warm voice.  Phone calls are answered by peer volunteer mentors and mental health recovery educators from 1pm-5pm. Monday thru Friday, 817-546-7826. Spanish speaking volunteers are available on Mondays and Fridays.

Peer Supported Activity Program
“Prime Time Peers” Supported Activity Program provides opportunities for peers to interact with each other in fun, community-based settings allowing for social support and friendships.

“Personal Growth” Thursdays at MHA
Stay active in your own recovery and self-care progress and participate with us on Thursdays.  There is a full program offered, along with opportunities to meet and develop new friendships.

“PG” schedule includes:

  • Empowerment Class, 10am – 11am
  • Amigos Lunch, 11:30am -12:30pm (*Reservations are needed to confirm your place by 5pm on Mondays)
  • Movers & Shakers Exercise Group, 12:30 -1pm
  • Relationship Social Skills Class, 1pm – 2pm

Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP)
This class is a highly structured program facilitated by Certified WRAP Facilitators and covers three primary areas: building a support system; wellness tools such as diet, creative expression, sleep, and light; recognizing triggers and regaining control over challenging situations, and creating  individual action plans . Five key recovery concepts discussed are: hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy, and support. With strength and courage, recovery is possible.

Our Peer Support Program continues to grow at a tremendous rate. We welcome all clients of the mental health system to participate and look forward to the future of these programs with excitement!

Mountaintop Men’s’ Group
This men’s’ group offers support, interactive sharing, and social skills. This group meets weekly on Mondays from 11am to 12noon, followed with a light lunch.

ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Groups
As an evidenced-based approach ACT is offered with three different curricula:

  • “Dealing With Depression” If you ever have struggled with depression, take heart!  Emphases is to learn new skills to break through the cycle of chronic unhappiness.
  • “Living With Worry and Anxiety” Everyone worries from time to time.  However, for some individuals ‘worry is a way of life’.  Good news: you are not powerless over your worry and anxiety!
  • “Life With Anger” If you struggle at times with anger, plan to join and learn new skills to experience anger without acting on it aggressively.

Each series meets for 90 minutes in eight progressive sessions.  Devoting time to learning new information and skills, as well as providing time for group discussion about issues that arise while reviewing program material, are key elements.  Active participation is important to maximize participants’ benefits.  Currently the ACT group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 9:45am – 11:15am.  Confirmed registration is required.

Prime Time Peers Activity
A time for peers to share in a fun socialization activity such as, art painting, bowling outings, putt putt golf, karaoke music, game day, banana splits, creating personal tie-dye t-shirts, jewelry making project, gardening/planting flowers, etc.  This activity meets on one Saturday monthly.  Review the Prime Time Peers Calendar for the date and be sure to make your reservation.

Consumer Art Project
The Consumer Art Project exhibits artwork by clients at MHA. Most of the art is for sale at prices determined by the artists, with all proceeds going to the artists. Drop by to view our gallery at Mental Health America. If interested, contact MHA for help in submitting art.