The Value and Use of Peer Support Within the Behavioral Health System

Presented by Patrick Hendry

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The following video is a recording of Patrick Hendry’s training, “The Value and Use of Peer Support Within the Behavioral Health System.”

The Value and Use of Peer Support Within the Behavioral Health System

(Patrick Hendry)

Description:

“The Value and Use of Peer Support Within the Behavioral Health System” workshop shows Nebraska behavioral health providers how to champion the introduction of peer support into new and existing services by addressing three key areas of importance:

  • The value of peer support: what is and is not, certification, which services can most benefit, and where you will see returns.
  • The decision to implement and/or improve peer support services and how to prepare your organization.
  • Preparing to employ peer support staff: hiring, supervision, and providing support.

Date Presented: Wed., Mar. 10, 2021 10:00am – 11:30am CST
Date Training Expires: March 10, 2023

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About the Speaker

Patrick Hendry

NCPS

Patrick Hendry is the vice president of peer advocacy, supports and services for Mental Health America (MHA). He has experienced life with a psychiatric diagnosis both personally and as a parent of a child with lived experience. Patrick provides national advocacy and develops new services and training for peers within the behavioral health system. Throughout his work, he has focused on human rights, social inclusion, peer support and peer-provided services, and peer-run organizational development. Patrick has led MHA’s development of the first advanced level national peer support certification, which maintains the highest standards of skills, education, and training in the nation. He is the recipient of MHA’s Clifford Beers Award, SAMHSA’s Voice Award for peer leadership, and the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Inspiring Hope, Reintegration Lifetime Achievement Award. Patrick has worked in behavioral health for 29 years and continues to be passionate about his work and the inclusion of peers/consumers throughout the system.

These trainings were funded in whole or in part by funds from the SAMHSA Community Mental Health Block Grant, SAMHSA Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant and state funds sub-granted from the Nebraska Department of Health and Services, Division of Behavioral Health.