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OUR YOUTH

SOMETIMES NEED

MORE
When faced with a mental
health crisis or challenge, our WHO WE SERVE
youth and families often need FOCUS is a new transition age youth/young adult peer center
support beyond what our that will serves ages 14-26 with mental health challenges. These
doctors and therapists can youth and their parents and supporters will be able to come
to our FOCUS peer center and meet with individuals who have
provide. They need the support experienced living with mental illness and are now living a life of
of others who have walked recovery. Through this process, they will learn more about their
in their shoes, who can be a mental illness and managing a life with those challenges. They
supporter, and also help guide will receive support and mentoring with skill-building that will
them through the construction help them transition successfully into adulthood.
zone they have just entered.
Our Peers do just that. WHAT WE TEACH
Our curriculum is called CORE because life includes layers of
complexity. We must take a holistic view of the person in order to deal
HOW TO with any one challenge we may be facing. Therefore, we developed a
curriculum that gets at the heart of all of these layers.
GET STARTED Key components of the curriculum are: Sponsored by:
OPEN HOUSE/ENROLLMENT Group Connection Activities
JANUARY 28, 2019 Wellness Recovery Action Planning
10AM­– 6PM Habitudes for Social & Emotional Development
Yoga & Meditation
CLASSES BEGIN Mental Health Education – Be a PAL
FEBRUARY 4, 2019 Inner Core Communication – Relationship
No appointment necessary. Strength, Emotional Strength, Conflict Resolution,
Walk-ins welcome. Stress Resilience, & Healthy
Coping Skills.
Scheduled sessions will be
taught throughout the day and
week, but attendance is flexible
based on individual preference
and schedule.
Fees based on sliding fee scale.
No insurance required.

4615 Philips Highway, Suite #300


Jacksonville, FL 32207
OPEN M-F 10AM-6PM | CLOSED HOLIDAYS
P: 904-738-8420 | F: 904-862-2109
www.mhajax.org | info@mhajax.org
SCHEDULE
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
10:00 INTENTIONS
10:30 GROUP REFLECTIONS
11:00 ACTIVITY ACTIVITY ACTIVITY
11:30 CORE CORE
SKILLS CLASS SKILLS CLASS SKILLS CLASS
12:00
12:30
LUNCH
1:00
1:30 HOUSEKEEPING
2:00
FIELDS OF FOCUS
2:30
3:00
PEER SUPPORT SKILLS CLASS PEER SUPPORT SKILLS CLASS PEER SUPPORT
3:30
4:00
PEER SUPPORT PEER SUPPORT SPEAKER /
4:30 CORE CORE
OTHER
5:00 ACTIVITY ACTIVITY
5:30 FIELDS OF FOCUS / DINNER / CLEAN-UP

6:00

Intentions: Self-directed routine to set intentions Core: Our center’s curriculum for emotion
for the day regulation, wellness recovery, mental health
education, stress resilience, personal success and
Group Reflection: Peer specialist guided check-in leadership, healthy relationships and coping skills
and sharing
Peer Support: Peer mentoring support group
Skills Class: Curriculum for Skills for Independent
Living
Fields of Focus: Self-directed activities in 8 fields
Activity: Daily fun activity for creativity, fun, art, of focus for wellness: Fun, Creativity, Belonging,
enrichment Purpose, Achievement, Feelings, Surroundings, Self