http://bit.ly/2HG4Dfshttp://bit.ly/2HG4Dfshttp://bit.ly/2HG4Dfs Peer Listening A peer supporter who offers a listening service is a person who has been trained in counselling skills that include active listening, verbal and non-verbal communication, confidentiality and problem solving. Peer supporters who have completed certain training may then go on to offer support to their peersContinue Reading

https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/assets/ResourceFinder/MHC-power-of-peer-support-services.pdf Personal choice For each person the journey of mental distress or addiction and how they achieve recovery, is unique; this means services need to be responsive to a range of needs; peer support has the flexibility to achieve this. Wanted by consumers Has been driven by consumers of servicesContinue Reading

7:30 – 9:30 pm 2nd & 4th Mondays 11 Edmonton Rd, Henderson, Auckland 0612 09 889 2553 or 021 174 9252 bruce.irvine@betterblokes.org.nz Before attending a peer support group contact a Better Blokes facilitator to complete induction to the group.

http://www.survivor-research.com/component/content/article/24-highlights/publications/99-the-freedom-to-be-the-chance-to-dream A study examining the importance of preserving the values and ethos of user-led peer support and self-help in the context of new policies to professionalise peer support. There is a renewed acknowledgement of the role of peer support in mental health with new government policies calling for the appointmentContinue Reading

7:30 – 9:30 pm 2nd & 4th Mondays 11 Edmonton Rd, Henderson, Auckland 0612 09 889 2553 or 021 174 9252 bruce.irvine@betterblokes.org.nz Before attending a peer support group contact a Better Blokes facilitator to complete induction to the group.

7:30 – 9:30 pm 1st & 3rd Mondays Three Kings Congregational Church, 515 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings 09 889 2553 or 021 174 9252 bruce.irvine@betterblokes.org.nz Before attending a peer support group contact a Better Blokes facilitator to complete induction to the group.

7:30 – 9:30 pm 1st & 3rd Mondays Three Kings Congregational Church, 515 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings 09 889 2553 or 021 174 9252 bruce.irvine@betterblokes.org.nz Before attending a peer support group contact a Better Blokes facilitator to complete induction to the group.

7:30 – 9:30 pm 2nd & 4th Mondays 11 Edmonton Rd, Henderson, Auckland 0612 09 889 2553 or 021 174 9252 bruce.irvine@betterblokes.org.nz Before attending a peer support group contact a Better Blokes facilitator to complete induction to the group.

7:30 – 9:30 pm 1st & 3rd Mondays Three Kings Congregational Church, 515 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings 09 889 2553 or 021 174 9252 bruce.irvine@betterblokes.org.nz Before attending a peer support group contact a Better Blokes facilitator to complete induction to the group.