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YPSSN Groups and Events

The Youth Peer Support Statewide Network (YPSSN) is a youth and young adult mental health support community. Participants provide mutual support with a focus on connection and self determination. All Maine youth are welcome for YPSSN groups and events. There is no cost or insurance required. 

Calendar

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Ongoing:
Mondays, 4-5:30 pm

Queer Young Adults of Maine (Ages 18-26)
Join on Zoom
Ongoing:
Tuesdays 3:30-5:30pm

Peer Support Drop-In (Ages 14-26)
Portland Peer Center, 165 Lancaster Street

Ongoing:
Wednesdays, 4 - 5 pm
Games & Gab (Ages 14–18)
Join on Zoom

Ongoing:
Second Thursday of every month, 5-6:30 pm
Youth Advisory Board (Ages 14-26)
Join on Zoom

Ongoing:
Fridays, 1 - 2 pm*
Exploring Unique Experiences (Ages 18-26)
Join on Zoom

Fridays, 3:30-4pm*
Meditation Minutes (Ages 14-26)
Join on Zoom

*New date and time!

Ongoing:
Second Saturday of every month, 11am - 3pm
Peer Support Drop-In (Ages 14-26)
Biddeford Peer Center, 15 York Street

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Youth Peer Support Statewide Network Youth Book Group

Book group for ages 14-18 starting in February. Sign up today!

Sign Up for Book Group

About Our Groups & Events

What: This is an opportunity to give and receive support from others. This group welcomes sharing about experiences that are sometimes hard to talk about such as confusing or extreme thoughts/beliefs, thoughts of suicide, hearing voices, or seeing visions. In this group we invite perspectives that might be different from the traditional model found in many treatment programs. Two peer support partners will facilitate the group, both of whom identify with having personally struggled with some of these experiences.

Who: Ages 18 - 26

Where: Join on Zoom

When: Fridays 1-2pm - New date and time!

Exploring Unique Experiences Informational Flyer

What: A youth peer support group to talk and play games (trivia, Pictionary, RPG, and more). Open to folks 14-18 who want to gab about navigating the struggles and joys of life. This group is an opportunity to give and receive peer support while building connection with youth who have shared experiences. This group is facilitated by two young adult peer support partners who also identify with these experiences.

Who: Ages 14 - 18

Where: Join on Zoom

When: Wednesdays 4-5pm

Games and Gab Informational Flyer

What: A group of youth with direct experiences navigating mental health systems, substance use challenges, and other state systems. This group will shape the groundwork and help build the Youth Peer Support Statewide Network. This includes deciding on the groups we should run, activities to do, and help creating language around our values and mission. All members of the board will be compensated for their participation and time.

Who: Ages 14 - 26

Where: Join on Zoom

When: Second Thursday of every month, 5-6:30 pm

Youth Advisory Board Informational Flyer

What: A weekly LGBTQIA+ support group created by and for young adults who have experience navigating the mental health system or identify with struggles relating to mental health and/or substance use.

Who: Ages 18-26

Where: Join on Zoom

When: Mondays 4-5:30 pm

Queer Young Adults of Maine Informational Flyer

What: A weekly group to participate in a guided meditation activity together.

Who: Ages 14-26

Where: Join on Zoom

When: Fridays 3:30-4pm

Meditation Minutes Informational Flyer

What: Join us for games, arts and crafts, connect with peers and more! Offering drop-in hours in Biddeford and Portland

Who: Ages 14-26

Biddeford

Where: Biddeford Peer Center, 15 York Street, Biddeford

When: Second Saturday of every month, 11am - 3pm

Biddeford Drop-In Flyer

Portland

Where: Portland Peer Center, 165 Lancaster Street, Portland

When: Every Tuesday,  3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Portland Drop-In Flyer

Questions?

For more information, contact us at YPSSN@mainehealth.org or 207-396-7052.