Connect with people who get it.
You're not alone! Research shows that 50% of people will have a mental health condition at some point in their lives. Our peer groups are made up of working professionals that provide support and best practices as they navigate their mental health at work. They are citywide and aren’t associated with any specific employer.
Whether you’re managing a diagnosed condition or just having a tough year, peer groups provide a supportive community and a chance to swap experiences and strategies about navigating the workplace. Peer groups aren’t counseling or a replacement for therapy, but a research-backed resource that can improve your work life.
Drop-in or join a cohort.
You can enroll in a cohort-based model that meets regularly as a small group, or come to one of our regularly-held drop-in sessions. Each cohort session has a topic of interest, such as when to disclose at work or helpful accommodations and how to ask for them. However, group members are always free to take the discussion wherever is most helpful for folks that day. Check out our FAQs for more information.
Join us in San Francisco.
We’re currently holding groups in the San Francisco Bay Area. Register now for our next cohort session, which starts in February 2018. Or, send us a note to be kept in the loop about future cohorts or drop-in sessions or to request a group in your city.
Registration for our San Francisco peer groups is now open!
Cohort registration - Starts February 21.
Our February 2018 cohort will meet in downtown San Francisco for six months on the third Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:30pm. Suggested $20 per session donation.
* We are still accepting participants for this cohort through March 21st! *
Drop-in session - Held February 27.
Our drop-in session will be held on February 27 at 6:30-8:30pm in downtown San Francisco. Suggested $20 donation.
Feeling like you’re faking it at work? You're not alone.
Come be real with other professionals who are managing mental health conditions at the office.
“Attending the Mind Share Partners session provided me with the confidence I needed to realize that my workplace environment was impacting my job performance, personal relationships, and overall mental health. It was the wake-up call I needed."
- Peer group participant
What is the format of peer groups?
We have two formats for peer groups: (1) Cohort-based groups, where a small group of professionals meets regularly over the course of three to six months. (2) Drop-in sessions, where anyone can come by to connect with others and check us out. To inquire about dates and times, please connect with us.
Each session will have a topic of discussion (such as “When to disclose at work” or “Helpful accommodations and how to ask for them”), but the group will have the freedom to take the conversation wherever it would be most useful and interesting. People on the more “recovered” end of the spectrum also serve as role models to others.
When are peer groups held?
We’re currently holding peer groups in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sessions are held at least monthly, usually in the evenings. To inquire about dates and times, or request a group in your city, please send us a note.
I haven’t been diagnosed with a specific condition. Can I still attend?
Peer groups are for anyone looking for support around their mental health at work. Whether you’re managing a diagnosed condition or just having a tough year, peer groups provide a supportive community and a chance to swap experiences and strategies about navigating your workplace.
Is there a cost associated with peer groups?
Peer groups are open to everyone. To support the growth of our mission, we’re currently asking participants for a suggested donation (based on ability to pay). Learn more about our mission.
How will participation help me?
Our peer group participants cite feeling less alone and being part of a community, learning concrete tools and strategies to use at work, and being motivated to be a change agent in the workplace.
Peer support is an evidence-based practice. According to research by the Department of Health & Human Services, peer support services have been shown to “promote hope and belief in the possibility of recovery, empowerment and increased self-esteem, self-efficacy and self-management of difficulties and social inclusion, engagement and increased social networks” and have “led to greater levels of satisfaction with personal circumstances among those receiving services.”
I haven’t told anyone about my condition. Will everything I share be held in confidence?
Of course. We have a norm of confidentiality and ask all peer group participants to sign a code of conduct that includes keeping conversations respectful and all information confidential. Any personal information that Mind Share Partners collects is also kept secure and confidential.