Use your own lived experience with mental health challenges and recovery to become a mental health peer support worker in the human services sector. Complete an internship with NYC Well, Institute for Community Living or one of our other program partners.
Help others overcome similar challenges:
Work in a variety of settings:
Gain the knowledge, skills and emotional literacy needed to become employed in the mental health peer support field:
Full scholarships are available for eligible applicants. Program completers will receive a stipend for completing the training and internship portions as well as gaining employment in the field.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling 1.6 million dollars. The contents are those of
the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
Please email MHPeerSpecialist@lagcc.cuny.edu to begin the application process and for
details about upcoming information sessions.
Cohort 1 (February – September 2022)
Classes run February 1 – April 29
Internship runs May – July
Job Placement Assistance runs August – September
Cohort 2 (May – December 2022)
Mental Health America