Peer Support: Helping Each Other
Peer support means people supporting each other on an equal basis, to offer something based on shared experiences. It has a long and honoured history in mental health. People with mental health problems including service users have always provided invaluable support to each other, both informally and through activists groups. It can happen in all sorts of ways; informally and formally in a one-to-one session or in groups.
Peer Support offers many benefits, for example; shared identity, helping increase self-confidence, demonstrating the value of helping others, developing and sharing skills , improving their issues, emotional resilience and well-being. It can also help in giving information and sign posting further help, challenging stigma and discrimination.
Peer support plays a role in building capacity within local communities it also has been shown to lead to cost savings.
Families Fighting for Justice believe everyone should have access to good quality peer support.
Families Fighting for Justice is located at 6 Anson Street, Liverpool L3 5NY (off London Road near T.J. Hughes). We offer our members, and service users, access to (all under the one roof)
The HUB – ‘One stop shop’ for information, guidance and advice