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!

How you can Give an Hour to Change Direction

Register as a Licensed Provider

During the registration process, indicate how you would like to serve and which populations you are willing to help. Services include, but are not limited to, providing direct services (psychotherapy or counseling for individuals, couples, families, groups), giving talks or presenting workshops, facilitating discussions, providing consulting, and doing one-on-one mentoring. If you prefer not to be listed on the site as a direct services provider, please indicate this on your registration form.

Register as a Licensed Provider

Register as an Organizational Volunteer

Not yet a licensed mental health professional but would like to assist? Volunteer opportunities are being added over time to span all regions of the state as well as a variety of types of work and settings and populations served. The website allows you to select specific volunteer opportunities that interest you. If you come up with an idea that isn’t listed, you can contact the volunteer coordinator directly.

Register as an Organizational Volunteer