Peer Support Group
Peer support group services are built around a recovery-based, consumer-driven program. This will optimize our clients’ personal, social and vocational competencies so that he or she can live successfully in the community.
Peer Support groups engage in community activities to encourage the recovery values of work, belonging, empowerment, working together, accountability, responsibility and respect.
Restorative activities focus on the participants’ strengths and abilities – not his or her illness. This approach creates a place for people to come and build meaningful relationships while developing skills. Groups are led by peer support specialists with topics based on consumer input.
Consumers work to:
Build independent living and social skills
Develop health and wellness skills
Foster vocational skills
Increase recreation and leisure activities
Participants in the peer led groups are typically active in mental health treatment and/or drug and alcohol treatment in addition to psychosocial services, but it is not a requirement of services.