Why Join AMPPS?
Check out the many benefits of joining Mississippi’s only state-wide peer support network…
Networking Opportunities – When you join AMPSS, you’ll deepen existing relationships and make new contacts with other peer supporters. When you attend periodic meetings, become active on a committee or take a prominent leadership role, you’ll forge lasting ties with other peer support specialists and others who share your focus of concern. These relationships will be a rich ongoing source of inspiration.
Emails and Newsletters – As part of your membership with AMPSS, you will be included in members-only emails and newsletters featuring the latest recovery and advocacy news, peer support job and volunteer opportunities, and upcoming conferences and educational programs.
Professional Support – Members of AMPSS can take advantage of mentoring relationships with more experienced peer supporters who provide guidance and useful insights. Such relationships can be a source of answers and solutions when you’re facing a challenging situation. At the very least, the feeling that you have a support network behind you can boost your confidence when problems arise.
Unified Voice of Peer Support and Recovery – As an individual, you may not have the time or resources to sponsor a charitable event, partner with an educational institution or otherwise participate in community awareness and advocacy activities. As part of its core mission, AMPSS is active in civic and philanthropic ventures in which you can become involved. In this way, the peer voice is AMPlified and heard by the community, state and mental health system leaders.
Professional Development – Joining AMPSS is beneficial for your own professional development and the future of your career as a peer supporter. The connections you’ll make, the resources made available to you, and the ideas and advice you’ll discover represent an outstanding return on what amounts to a modest, manageable investment of time, money and effort. I t could turn out to be one of the best things you could do for yourself and the peers you serve.
Recognition – You will benefit from AMPle opportunities for recognition around the state of your peer support leadership, authorship, speakership, and your recovery-related accomplishments.