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Rosemary Weaver

Certified Peer Supporter

Accepting New Connections

Welcome to Hey Peers. I have been a certified peer support specialist since 2008 and I am so excited to see how the field has grown. I have gained a lot of knowledge in my recovery journey both through self-reflection and learning from others. Some of you may recognize me as a group facilitator for Support Groups Central and DBSA.

Willing to help others find local resources
English

About Rosemary Weaver

Biography

My professional certifications include Certified Work Incentives Practitioner, National Certified Peer Specialist, Certified Recovery Peer Specialist and a Copeland Center trained Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) facilitator. I am also trained and certified in Digital Peer Support and Supporting Older Adults Remotely. My most authentic credential is my lived experience. I have been providing peer support professionally since 2008 in the community mental health system, in-patient settings, and informal community settings. I have 6 years experience working in a Forensic Treatment Facility and a State Hospital. I have been a facilitator for Support Groups Central. for 4 years. My personal challenges with mental health issues allow me to provide recovery skills in a variety of ways including individual peer coaching, online and in-person support group meetings, and providing Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) training. I know first hand the struggle of returning to the workforce after a mental health crisis. My areas of expertise include Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC), the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Social Security, and Medicaid and Medicare issues. As a Certified Work Incentives Practitioner, I can assist individuals receiving SSI/SSDI in understanding how going to work will affect their benefits and how to make the most of the work incentives offered by Social Security which can lower your countable income.

Specialties

My Recovery Story

My quality of life is dramatically different today than it was 15 years ago. I have utilized many wellness tools along the way and had the support of some wonderful people. I could not have done this alone and am grateful for all I have experienced in my life.

My Motivation To Help

Peer support has been instrumental in my own recovery. I think I was born an advocate and have always been the type of person who desires to help others. Now with peer support I can help others going through struggles similar to my own.

My Chatrooms

Working While Receiving SSI or SSDI

Members: 38

Wondering how working affects your benefits? I am a Certified Work Incentives Practitioner trained by Cornell University's Institute on Employment and Disability.

Hey Peers Facilitators Only

Members: 70

Group facilitators on Hey Peers - feel free to ask questions and/or share experiences and concerns you have as a paid peer supporter on this site.

Grief and Loss

Members: 366

This group is open to anyone who has or is experiencing grief: death of loved one, death of pet, loss of job or relationship and any other type of loss or issue you may be grieving.

WRAP - Wellness Recovery Action Plan

Members: 114

Learn about WRAP and how it can be an effective tool to take your recovery to the next level.

Certificate

My Services

Peer Support Specialist Job Stress and Burnout
For Working Peer Specialists - Job Stress (90 Minute Session)
Individual Peer Mentoring
Experienced Certified Peer Support Mentoring Session
Senior Peer Support
Peer Support for Seniors
Certified Work Incentives Benefits Counseling
How Does Work Affect Your Disability Benefits

Upcoming meetings

Wednesday, September 28
08:00 PM EST
06:30 PM EST
Friday, September 30
06:30 PM EST
Sunday, October 02
Wednesday, October 05
08:00 PM EST
Friday, October 07
06:30 PM EST
Sunday, October 09
Wednesday, October 12
08:00 PM EST
Friday, October 14
06:30 PM EST
Sunday, October 16
Wednesday, October 19
Friday, October 21
06:30 PM EST
Sunday, October 23
Wednesday, October 26
Friday, October 28
06:30 PM EST
Sunday, October 30
Wednesday, November 02
Friday, November 04
06:30 PM EST
Sunday, November 06
Thursday, November 10
Sunday, November 13
Thursday, November 17
Sunday, November 20
Thursday, November 24
Sunday, November 27
Thursday, December 01