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By Phone: 207-396-7052

By Email: YPSSN@mainehealth.org

By Mail:
YPSSN
165 Lancaster Street
Portland, Maine 04101

Find us on Facebook: Maine Youth Peer Support Network

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. 

Weekly Calendar

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Ongoing:
Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30pm

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

Ongoing:
Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm
Virtual Peer Support Group (Ages 14-26)
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

*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

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 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: 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

What: This group is for all folks 14-26 to bring experiences, challenges, and celebrations. It will be shaped by attendees and whatever folks want and need to talk about. This could range from sharing our mental health challenges to sharing how our days went.

Who: Ages 14-26

Where: Join on Zoom

When: Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm

Virtual Peer Support Space Flyer

Questions?

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