trust-based relationships that enable peers
Better Blokes believes these are the essential characteristics that are evident in the six core values that underpin our approach to peer support:
Peer support relies on authentic two-way relationships between people through ‘the kinship of common experience’ – trust-based relationships that enable peers to share their experience in a way that is mutually beneficial.
Recovery and hope
Peer support is sustained by the belief that there is always hope and that resiliency and meaningful recovery is possible for everyone.
wisdom that comes from sharing personal lived experience
Peer support provides access to the essential learning, knowledge and wisdom that comes from sharing personal lived experience of sexual harm and the recovery process.
their own best resources and acknowledges the right of survivors to choose
Peer support recognises the right for people to make free choices about their life and to be free from coercion on the basis of their mental distress or victimisation.
equal opportunities to other citizens
Peer support recognises that people are often their own best resources and acknowledges the right of survivors to choose and lead their own recovery process.
Peer support asserts the fundamental right of people who experience sexual harm to have equal opportunities to other citizens and to be free of discrimination.