“Just last week, Minister for Health David Clarke said that, as a country, we need to do more to support people in distress, and through this new programme we will be contributing to this effort,” says Chris Gosling, Chief Executive of Whitireia Community Polytechnic and the Wellington Institute ofContinue Reading

The discomfort agreement (from Intentional Peer Support) where participants create a list of all the qualities they need from a group in order to continue even if it gets uncomfortable, provided a great start to the project. #ServUserIA2018 #SUAS2018 — Centre for Mental Health Learning (@CMHLvic) November 16, 2018 Later, she got a job with ‘Shine’ a mental health support group and having trained with them, worked with the organisation for 18 years. “I learned about recovery, not just medication. I learned to focus on wellness. That’s not something they offer you in the psychiatric services. It’s allContinue Reading There’s a great deal of research ‘out there’ on peer-to-peer support. Unfortunately, some of it is less than ideal because it starts with a hypothesis that doesn’t represent full understanding of what peer-to-peer support is intended to be. It’s also worth noting that those that are able to doContinue Reading Foster hope and build resilience, self-determination and autonomy. Focus on peer support tools, communication strategies, developing leadership, and the power of own story and how this can be shared in a safe and professional way to support peers and whānau who are experiencing distress. Designed for those working inContinue Reading