Peer Support Specialists offer their unique lived experience with mental health conditions and substance use to develop mutual relationships with individuals and supporting them in engaging in and maintaining the process of long-term recovery & wellness as they define it. Peer support provides assistance in building healthy relationships, setting boundaries, advocating for themselves, engaging in healthy recreational activities and finding purpose.
Common things people work on in Peer Support are:
- Exploring what recovery and wellness means to them
- Reaching & maintaining recovery/wellness
- Building natural supports & healthy relationships
- Setting boundaries, finding their voice, and advocating for themselves
- Socializing and engaging in positive recreational activities
- Exploring resources and integrating into the community
- Finding purpose
Individuals must be actively engaged in another primary service at CenterPointe, such as case management, therapy, or psychiatric services.