What is Peer Support?
Peer support – helping me – helping you
For myself – BUT – not by myself
The Peer Support Network teaches you how to give and receive high-quality listening that is free from advice and judgements. We share equal time with each other in pairs.
Learn to listen to yourself and others with care and respect. Discover enough safety for yourself to be free to explore difficult feelings.
Peer Support offers us all the opportunity to create more of the life we want.
PSN is based on the principles that we all have the:
Capacity to be robust, resilient, and emotionally competent
Potential to be well and live a life that works
Power to recover, even when we are hurt and confused
Emotional flexibility to trust and accept support from others
Opportunity to heal and move on in our own time.
What will PSN ‘do’ for me?
Create healthier relationships
Deal with uncomfortable feelings and heal past hurts
Change old habits into new ways of behaving today
Improve the quality of your communication at home and at work
Build the confidence to have fun and enjoy life
Be in charge of what you do, say, and feel
Value yourself and others equally
Learn life skills to take action to make the changes you want
Belong to a supportive community that is free for life.
If you are interested to join a peer network read on……………
Join the Peer Support Network (PSN) to improve your wellbeing and meet like-minded people. Plus PSN is part of a worldwide group which – once you have trained - offers a peer-run therapeutic support system that is free for life. People exchange support time on an equal basis with each other, with no money changing hands.
This Suffolk-based training programme will be delivered in a variety of ways: online modules, individual workbook, practising with a training buddy, and meeting face to face.
It run from September to early December 2023.
Be part of a wider network: Successful completion qualifies you to join (free) a peer support system called Co-Counselling International (CCI) that is active all around the world. Find CoCo/Change your life/Mental Health and Wellbeing (findcocouk.org.uk) and CCI (UK): Co-Counselling (UK) Homepage
Benefits of joining this training programme:
Be part of a supportive community
Create friendships that promote wellbeing
Develop resilience for tough times
Learn to enjoy life more.
Interested? Here is how to take the next step