New Hampshire Psychological Association (NHPA) is thrilled to partner with Give an Hour to help launch this first-in-the-nation effort here.
Through “Give an Hour to Change Direction” we are expanding our efforts and creating opportunities for mental health professionals to serve their local communities through a range of volunteer service opportunities.
Since 2005, Give an Hour has harnessed the skills of mental health professionals across the country to provide free mental health care and support for members of the military, our veterans (regardless of discharge status, deployment status, or era of service), and their families. In 2015, Give an Hour launched the Campaign to Change Direction, a broad public health effort focused on changing the culture of mental health for everyone so that all in need receive the care and support they deserve. The Campaign to Change Direction encourages everyone to know the Five Signs of emotional suffering and to pay attention to our emotional well-being just as we do our physical health.
Give an Hour to Change Direction combines both efforts and encourages mental health professionals to donate hours of direct service and/or to assist with the Change Direction public health initiative in your community.
- Want to donate one hour per week of free counseling for a first responder at your local fire station?
- Want to give one hour per month giving talks and advice to staff at a local non-profit that provides services to people with developmental disabilities?
- Prefer instead to give an hour every few months providing free consultation for a NH group advocating for transgender rights?
- Or, design your own volunteer opportunity with a NH organization or group of your choice!