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Painted Brain | Free Groups Online
We're bridging communities and changing the conversation about mental illness using arts and media.
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#FREEGROUPS

PEER-RUN GROUPS FOR SOCIAL SUPPORT & JOB OPPORTUNITIES

JOIN OUR FREE GROUPS

Before joining our free groups online you must register by clicking the “Group Registration” button below and please be sure to download Zoom and/or GoToMeeting. If you need technical support on getting on these platforms downloaded you can reach our tech case management team at (213) 289-3578.

MONDAYS

Mommy Matters


On Zoom

12PM – 1PM

The Mommy Matters support group aims to be a safe space to connect, relieve and nurture African- American Mothers adjusting to the reality of motherhood and everything that it comes with. We support, encourage and provide resources that promote community wellness that begins with health and maintained by self-care.

Transgender Support Group


On Zoom

4PM – 5PM

A space for Transgender folks to vent, build community, and explore long lasting supports for our mental health.

Nonbinary Support Group


On Zoom

1PM – 2PM

A space for all nonbinary* folks to vent, build community, and explore long-lasting supports for our mental health! If you have questions about the group format or if you would like to speak to a group leader before attending, please reach out to Madi Aho via email – madi.aho@paintedbrain.org.

Creative Writing & Advocacy


On GoToMeeting

4PM – 5:30PM

Expressing one’s self through creative writing and sharing stories around trauma and advocacy/rights as a mental health consumer/peer.

Liberation in the Time of COVID


On Zoom

11AM – 12PM

This is a COVID support group. We will talk and support each other around notions of liberation. This includes race, class, gender, ability, and disability.

TUESDAYS

Tech Clinic


On Zoom

1PM – 2PM

Join our group to learn digital literacy and receive general tech support.

WEDNESDAYS

Media Team


On GoToMeeting

11:30AM – 1:30PM

Work with your peers on creating media content (writing, art, photography) for website development and social media content.

Queers in Quarantine


On Zoom

4:30PM – 5:30PM

An LGBTQIA+ support group. Come vent, find community, and explore long-lasting supports for our mental health!

Creative Writing & Advocacy


On GoToMeeting

4PM – 5:30PM

Expressing one’s self through creative writing and sharing stories around trauma and advocacy/rights as a mental health consumer/peer.

Art in the Time of COVID


On Zoom

3PM – 4PM

All things art.

Clubhouse

👋

On the Clubhouse App

5PM – 6PM

Join us on CLUBHOUSE to ask questions about PaintedBrain/FEMA. Share your stories, experiences in life, or request social/emotional support from our team of counselors that are here to help you.

THURSDAYS

Arts & Empathy


On Zoom

12PM – 1PM

Doing art allows us to express our feelings, thoughts, and experiences and understand others. Human expression through the arts is more important now than ever in the time of COVID-19, enhancing our community with empathy and compassion.

Life Management


On Zoom

2PM – 3PM

A life management series for developing health-promoting habits and routines, in order to improve health, wellness and productivity.

Let’s Talk, Stay Safe & Connected


On Zoom

3:30PM – 4:15PM

A space for people to share how they are using technology and other coping strategies to stay connected during COVID.

Clubhouse

👋

On the Clubhouse App

5PM – 6PM & 9PM – 10PM

Join us on CLUBHOUSE to ask questions about PaintedBrain/FEMA. Share your stories, experiences in life, or request social/emotional support from our team of counselors that are here to help you.

FRIDAYS

Peer Wellness Check-In


On Zoom

3:30PM – 4:15PM

A space to come together about what it means to be a mental health Peer and how this role interfaces with technology and wellness.

Legal Clinic With MHAS


Call (805) 293-1427

3PM – 4PM

Attorney from our partner Mental Health Advocacy Services can offer advice and counsel on a range of matters, including government benefits, housing discrimination, and criminal record questions; call (805) 293-1427.