Peer Delivered Services
Peer Support Programs are consumer-operated services where people use their experience of recovery from mental health disorders to support others in recovery. Combined with skills often learned in formal training, their experience and institutional knowledge put them in a unique position to offer support.
The bedrock of peer service philosophy and practice is that:
- People with psychiatric difficulties can and do recover, living meaningful lives.
- Peers can help one another with the recovery process in ways that professionals cannot.
What do Consumer-Operated Services provide?
- Mutual support
- Community building
- System advocacy
- Service provision
Consumer-Operated Services help people:
- Learn about recovery
- Take on new roles or responsibilities
- Discover new things about themselves
- Think differently about themselves, their lives, and their future