What is Peer Support?
Peer Support is an evidenced based practice bringing people together who have similar “lived experiences” to share hope and recovery. A person embarking on a journey to wellness and recovery receives support from a person who has been through similar challenges. This person is a Peer Support Specialist.
The Peer Support Specialist engages with the person receiving services one-on-one or in a group setting. The person receiving services has the opportunity to experience what it’s like to walk side-by-side with a person who has “been there”, while learning new tools and practicing new skills in moving through challenges.