Peer support is balancing stones.

help people get through difficult periods by providing support; relating to them; offering genuine empathy, trust, and acceptance Peer support for people with psychiatric illness: A comprehensive review – Oxford Medicine (malesurvivor.nz) Peer supporters help promote self-efficacy or belief in one’s own abilities by sharing experiential knowledge and by modelingContinue Reading

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Reconnecting via peer support is the core of healing from sexual violence. There is a big difference between solitude and loneliness, loneliness is a negative state, marked by a sense of isolation. One feels that something is missing. It is possible to be with people and still feel lonely – perhapsContinue Reading

Peer to Peer Support

https://bdaily.co.uk/articles/2020/11/17/business-owners-relied-on-peer-to-peer-support-during-covid-19-lockdown-research-finds Kevin Brent, founder and managing director of BizSmart, explained: “According to research peer-to-peer business support enables businesses to advance growth by two to three times their normal levels. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that 90% of business owners have found peer-to-peer support instrumental during the COVID-19 pandemic, andContinue Reading

https://www.forbes.com/sites/nickmorrison/2020/10/20/anti-bullying-programs-in-schools-may-do-more-harm-than-good/?sh=167990ff38e0 But there is little evidence that it was the peer interventions themselves that caused the bullying to stop, and no indication that training peers to intervene would have the same effect as spontaneous interventions based on feelings of empathy and injustice, according to the researcher behind the new study.Continue Reading

https://t.co/v8xnQej7vY — Better Blokes (@BetterBlokesNZ) May 14, 2020 The following two African men explained the benefit of HIV-specific groups: “Here, you get a lot of moral support … White, black, anything, I try to interact with everybody, because we’re the same status, we’re one family here. We’re the same. YouContinue Reading

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 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

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. “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