Peer support happens when people who have similar experiences come together to support each other, this can include mental health problems, trauma, problematic alcohol / drug use or other forms of social or emotional distress. People also come together to share a passion, interest, or for social connection. One of the key characteristics of peer support is that it is shaped by those involved and adapts to the needs of individuals and the community.

DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID 19 OUTBREAK WE HAVE TAKEN THE DECISION TO SUSPEND ALL FACE TO FACE PEER SUPPORT GROUPS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

People involved in peer support have other shared characteristics and experiences, and come together to:

  • Create a safe space for each other
  • Develop relationships of trust
  • Use their shared experiences to give and receive support - choose the parts of their personal experiences they talk about, seek support for, and use to support other people
  • Help each other learn about how best to manage feelings and experiences that are difficult
  • Feel less alone - talking about our experiences and share coping strategies, builds a sense of purpose, community and connectedness

 

Your Voice utilise the skills and expertise of the Peer Support Network and involved them in a range of community engagement opportunities/activities/events and:

 

Provide a space for peer support groups to meet

  • Encourage active development to achieve long term sustainability (includes volunteers, peer mentors and community buddies who aid individuals / groups to fulfil their potential)
  • Enable groups to access a range of resources, information and training opportunities
  • Work collaboratively with other groups and organisations
  • Create, develop and get involved in campaigns of interest

 

 

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