Peer Supports Services are structured and scheduled activities for adults 18 and over with a diagnosis of Mental Health and/or a Substance Use Disorder.
Peer Support is an individualized, recovery-focused service that allows individuals the opportunity to learn to manage their own recovery and advocacy for themselves. Interventions of Peer Support staff serve to enhance the development of natural supports, as well as, coping and self-management skills. Peer Support Interventions may provide supportive services to assist individuals in returning to the community following a hospitalization.
Peer Support Services are provided by a Certified Peer Support Staff. Certification involves participation in a 40-hour training that focuses on recovery and wellness management. Peers self-identify as individuals with lived experience and have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness and/or substance use diagnosis. Peer Support specialists help each individual identify his or her needs, strengths and abilities. They support goal achievement and recovery.
“Everyone has the ability to change and live a healthy lifestyle.”