Certified Peer Support/Peer Mentoring

By partnering with experienced peers, individuals living with mental illness receive support to actively engage in their recovery.

Our Peer services program is staffed with individuals who have lived with mental illness in their own lives. They serve as role models and advocates for other mental health consumers.

Each peer support worker receives training and is tested on their skills. They are people who want to help others succeed, offering encouragement and hope along the road to recovery.  

Peer Support Services Will:

  • Listen to an individual's current concerns and hopes for the future.
  • Help develop those hopes into recovery goals and create an individual recovery plan.
  • Support individuals to put their recovery plan into action by ensuring they have the right tools in their recovery 

Who Can Receive Peer Support Services?

Anyone with a mental health Diagnosis who is willing to take steps toward recovery is encouraged to use these services.

Eligibility is open to those who want to reduce frequency and duration of hospitalization, learn self-advocacy skills, strengthen their independence, and take steps to improve their quality of life.

Individuals agree fully that Peer Support Services will help in their Recovery.

Examples Of Peer Support Services

  • Assisting individuals with the development of a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) or a Psychiatric Advance Directive.
  • Assisting individuals to learn how to use less restrictive alternatives that prevent hospitalization, incarceration and the use of emergency services.
  • Assisting individuals in learning how to access and maintain stable housing or learning how to improve or change an inadequate housing situation
  • Assisting & supporting a peer in developing self-advocacy skills. (i.e. learning how to use public transportation, money management)
  • Assisting individuals with developing and maintaining positive personal/social supports.
  • Assisting individuals in improving their communications with family members and others.

Recovery Partnership offers both one to one community based peer support and group services.