NOTE: Many events have been postponed due to COVID-19. Please check event websites for more information.

MA Helpline Champion Workshop Session 1: Building relationships/Community mapping

Virtual

Brief overview of the Helpline and the Champions program. We will share what motivates us to do this work and who has inspired us in our life.

Community mapping overview and why it is helpful. We will look at: What communities am I part of? Who do I know? Where are the spaces I connect with people?

Free

Secondary Trauma & Helping Professionals

Virtual

This non-clinical training module covers
secondary trauma and cumulative stress
with a specific focus on wellness and
safety for service providers working in
direct care with people who use drugs.
Training topics include resilience, PTSD,
compassion fatigue, and burnout.

2022 Boston Bulldogs Run for Recovery 5K & Tribute

Franklin Park

The Boston Bulldogs Run for Recovery 5K & Tribute was established 7 years ago to look back and honor those that we've lost, and to move forward as a community in support of wellness and recovery. Our 2022 event will feature a live and a virtual Festival of community resources, organizations and businesses supporting wellness in recovery and a Tribute honoring those who have been lost to addiction and their families.

Run or walk with us at Franklin Park on Sunday, May 15 or virtually on any route you choose. Results for virtual runners will be self-reported and will close at midnight on Sunday, May 15. Create a team of family and friends or set up your own fundraising page in support of the Boston Bulldogs Running Club (or both) when you register.

Free

Boston Bull Dogs Run for Recovery 5k

Franklin Park Boston, MA Franklin Park, Boston, Massachusetts

This event will feature a live and a virtual festival of community resources, organizations and businesses supporting wellness in recovery and a tribute honoring those who have been lost to addiction and their families.

SSPR will sponsor up to 4 individuals that are interested in running this 5k!

We are also looking for volunteers interested supporting our outreach table at this event.

Contact Mark Mulhern at 617 645 7101 for more info or to sign up to run.

Cohasset Minds Matter: Mental Health Day

Cohasset Town Common 41 Highland Ave, Cohasset, MA

Cohasset Minds Matter is a free event that welcomes all community members of all ages to participate in activities, including yoga instruction and guided meditation, meant to raise awareness around coping strategies for mental health.

MA Helpline Champion Workshop Session 2: Outreach approaches & strategies/Helpline overview/looking forward

Virtual

Hear from current Champions about how they outreach for the Helpline. We will examine: What are and where are the needs in my community? What is my outreach style? How can I integrate it into my day-to-day life? Where will I begin?

Meet our Screening and Information Specialists! Learn more and feel confident sharing about Helpline values, services, staff, and website navigation. We will think through how we want to stay connected moving forward.

Free