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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Peer Support for Women Deemed Invaluable

https://www.siliconrepublic.com/start-ups/peer-support-women-entrepreneurs-study From 2013 to 2017, participants on women entrepreneurship programmes sponsored by Enterprise Ireland were asked about their opinions of existing peer support schemes. 109…

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Meditation does not make you a better person

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/05/meditation-does-not-make-better-person-study-finds/ “We did not find that meditation had any negative effects, however the good impacts can be compared to a placebo effect. “A person may…

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