Saturday, May 26, 2018
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Canada: peer support needs training and lived experience

https://www.thestar.com/vancouver/2018/05/08/lived-experience-is-important-but-not-sufficient-in-mental-health-and-substance-use-support-say-experts.html Almost all of those employees have lived experience with mental health issues. And they have all been given training, said Anderson, that both encourages them to draw on their histories as a resource, and respects the challenges lived experience can present in the workplace. “It isn’t just about inviting people’s lived

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Peer support via app

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-05-facebook-app-opportunity-unpaid-alzheimer.html The study, "Friendsourcing Peer Support for Alzheimer's Caregivers Using Facebook Social Media," states that there is a significant opportunity to help improve caregiver stress, burden and support through online peer support interventions. The app was developed as part of an investigation of a peer support group intervention in which emotional and

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Peer support for police,fire,ambulance officers

http://foxsanantonio.com/news/local/peer-support-training-helps-save-lives-of-first-responders Melissa Graham, a psychologist with the San Antonio Police says the peer support training can help first responders fight their battles with a teammate, something they do on fire lines every day. "You pair a peer with a peer that’s been through a similar situation and they're more likely to talk

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What is peer support ?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peer_support Peer support occurs when people provide knowledge, experience, emotional, social or practical help to each other.[1] It commonly refers to an initiative consisting of trained supporters (although it can be provided by peers without training), and can take a number of forms such as peer mentoring, reflective listening (reflecting content

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CHristchurch peer support service stigmatised

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/103207632/christchurch-mental-health-service-needs-cash-to-keep-going A "vital" mental health service in Christchurch is at risk of closure unless it can raise $200,000 to fit out its new premises. The Mental Health, Advocacy and Peer Support Trust (MHAPS) will have to leave its current premises on the corner of Colombo and Peterborough streets at the end of

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Here are the psychological profiles of people who are shy, avoidant, and unsocial:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/living-single/201804/5-kinds-people-who-withdraw-social-life Here are the psychological profiles of people who are shy, avoidant, and unsocial: Shy people: Are anxious about anxiety. They are afraid of being afraid. Are more likely to engage in physical aggression than people who are not shy. Are more likely to engage in relationship aggression than people who are

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PeerZone workshops start soon

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wanganui-chronicle/midweek/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503658&objectid=12026043 PeerZone was developed in New Zealand by Mary O'Hagan and Sara McCook Weir. "There's a whole lot of workshops we'll be making our way through, from coping with stress, maximising income, finding and keeping a home, well-being for young people, dealing to stigma, alcohol and drugs ... so it's a whole

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A way of being in a relationship with somebody, which includes ‘lived experience’

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wanganui-chronicle/midweek/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503658&objectid=12026043 "It's a way of being in a relationship with somebody, which includes 'lived experience' because that's the thing that connects us, but that's just the part that forms the connection of the therapeutic relationship, and the rest of that relationship sits on some very clear principles that are specific to

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