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What is Intentional Peer Support? – Shery Mead

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Universities say they lack resources to cope with mental health support

https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/400319/universities-say-they-lack-resources-to-cope-with-mental-health-support Shaun Robinson from the Mental Health Foundation said the tertiary sector has been caught short by the increase in demand for mental heath support….

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Minister for Health David Clarke said that, as a country, we need to do more to support people in distress

https://www.nzdoctor.co.nz/article/undoctored/whitireia-and-kites-trust-offer-first-ever-nz-qual-peer-support-workers “Just last week, Minister for Health David Clarke said that, as a country, we need to do more to support people in distress, and…

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What is Peer Support?

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Could Online Peer Counseling Transform the Mental Health Field?

http://bit.ly/2uTIoPF First, research shows that talk therapy is effective, but it’s too difficult to access. The average price of a therapy session in the US…

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Why peer support is crucial for those struggling with eating disorders

http://bit.ly/2RRqA0s Surman got some help from a therapist, a patchwork of doctors and a dietitian after that — but he says he didn’t really begin…

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Lean on Me, a texting service that provides non-crisis support to students

Lean on Me, a texting service that provides non-crisis support to students, from students, is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology brainchild that is slowly but…

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The discomfort agreement (from Intentional Peer Support)

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…

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I learned about recovery, not just medication.

http://bit.ly/2QPyyWc Later, she got a job with ‘Shine’ a mental health support group and having trained with them, worked with the organisation for 18 years….

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Hearing Our Voices: Peer Support and Mental Illness | Stefanie Kaufman | TEDxBrownU

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