August 16, 2022
Summer Learning Series Day 5

Today, we had another session of our summer learning series! Sam Tammaro led a CPR and NARCAN training for our Peer Mentors in the morning. In the afternoon, musicians Kev and Tony from Tunefoolery led us in a conversation about the importance of music in mental health recovery, sharing their personal experiences as well as their music. It was great to learn some life saving skills as well as engage with Tunefoolery’s music and mental health mission!

This summer learning series was funded through a grant by CHNA 15, and was made possible by Determination of Need funds received from Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Winchester Hospital.

August 11, 2022
Teen Group at Eliot FRC and Presentations to Merrimack College

Today, we held another session of our summer teen group Let’s Talk About It! At the Eliot Family Resource center. The session was focused on active listening and our group engaged in an activity where they took turns listening to a partner without speaking and then summarizing what their partner said. We also a game of simon says and mental health taboo; the friendly competition energized us for the rest of our day! Our Peer Mentors presented to graduate students studying adolescent psychology at Merrimack College yesterday evening and were happy to answer the students’ questions as they prepare for their future careers.

August 9, 2022
Summer Learning Series & Presentations at North Shore Community College

This week at our Summer Learning Series, Jenna, an art therapist, led us in a group art project. We used shaving cream and food coloring to create marbled art pieces, and then made original stamps based on an image that was meaningful to us. Then, we put our art pieces together to create a garland that we will hang up in The NAN Project office. This summer learning series was funded through a grant by CHNA 15, and was made possible by Determination of Need funds received from Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Winchester Hospital

Our team also presented to North Shore Community College’s First Year Experience at the Lynn Campus for the first time!

August 8, 2022
Day 2 of Presentations to La Colaborativa Interns

Today, our Peer Mentors returned to La Colaborativa in Chelsea to share their stories of lived experience and help spread mental health information and resources with the interns working there this Summer. We were so proud of the interns and our Peer Mentors for their hard work in creating and facilitating these mental health presentations.

August 5, 2022
Peer Mentor Presentations at La Colaborativa

Today our Peer Mentors worked with the mental health cohort of interns at La Colaborativa in Chelsea to share information, community resources, and lived experience with their peers. The interns did a great job presenting and we look forward to joining them again on Monday.

August 4, 2022
Events at Eliot Family Resource Center with Ayanna Pressley

Today at the Eliot Family Resource Center, we held our third session of our Teen Group Let’s Talk About It!  We also presented our comeback stories to interns at the Cambridge Health Alliance and played some interactive games to practice public speaking. To top off an incredible day we had the pleasure of meeting Congresswoman, Ayanna Pressley, as she spoke with staff and community members at the Eliot Family Resource Center. We appreciate the time she took to discuss the great work the FRC is doing and to ask what more she could do to support the community.

August 2, 2022
Motivational Interviewing on Day 3 of Summer Learning Series

Today we had our third day of our summer learning series! Kim Bisset, longtime supporter of the NAN Project and Director and Founder of Radiate Career Consulting, led us in an all day workshop on motivational interviewing. Our team learned so much on how to engage someone in conversation so they feel listened to and better equipped to move forward. 

This summer learning series was funded through a grant by CHNA 15, and was made possible by Determination of Need funds received from Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Winchester Hospital We are so thankful to our guests for what we’ve learned today and look forward to the next session of our summer learning series!

July 28, 2022
Day 2 of Let’s Talk About It! At the Eliot FRC

Today, our team held our second day of Let’s Talk About It! Our teen support group at the Eliot Family Resource Center in Everett. We focused on self-care strategies and took part in plenty of group activities. Our participants learned about toxic, tolerable, and positive stress; played self-care bingo; and painted with watercolors. We’re thankful for today’s conversation and activities and look forward to next week’s session!

July 26, 2022
Summer Learning Series Day 2

Today, our team held our second day of our summer learning series! Our guest speaker; Emma Lenski M.S., LGBTQIA+ Services Coordinator from 18 Degrees Family Services; provided a presentation on LGBTQIA+ homelessness and its impact on suicidality, as well as best practices in regards to asking about and correcting one’s pronoun usage. In the afternoon, we learned about the role of therapy dogs in mental health and had the pleasure of spending an hour with Kristin, Rex, and their therapy dog, Kat, from Dog B.O.N.E.S .


This summer learning series was funded through a grant by CHNA 15, and was made possible by Determination of Need funds received from Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Winchester Hospital We are so thankful to our guests for what we’ve learned today and look forward to the next session of our summer learning series!

 

July 21, 2022
Let’s Talk About It! Teen Group at Eliot FRC

We held the first session of our summer group for teens: Let’s Talk About It in collaboration with the Eliot Family Resource Center in Everett. Our group had a great time getting to know each other and talking about coping strategies. We look forward to deeper conversations about mental health and fun activities in the coming weeks!

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