https://www.msd.govt.nz/about-msd-and-our-work/work-programmes/initiatives/family-and-sexual-violence/specialist-services/male-survivors.html What are these Guidelines for? These Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Service Guidelines (“Guidelines”) are for the Providers that the Ministry of Social Development (“the Ministry”) contracts with to provide services to male survivors of sexual abuse (“MSSA Services”). Outcome Agreements with providers for these services require that theyContinue Reading

http://bit.ly/2RTV7sN In a world first, La Trobe University research has shown how peer-led support programs for family and friends who provide regular support to an adult diagnosed with a mental health condition can significantly improve carer well-being. When carers were surveyed at the completion of the eight-week program, researchers found:Continue Reading

http://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/bismarck/peer-support-helps-those-in-grip-of-addiction/article_148deb70-091b-5cf1-8f92-589c7fdebee3.html Peer specialists use their experiences of recovery from an addiction or mental illness, and, through formal training, are able to support others in a behavioral health setting. In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the use of peer support services within treatment settings to assist inContinue Reading