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What’s a Peer Support Group?

Inspiration Through Empathy: Peer Support

A short documentary by a student filmmaker about a peer support group in Kelowna, BC, Canada. A group of mental health consumers meets weekly, views a presentation on a topic of their choice, then breaks into smaller groups to talk about their mental health issues and building wellness. Peer support is different than other support services (not a replacement, it’s complementary to professional services) because it’s a space for people to come together with others who truly understand what it’s like to live with a mental illness, providing empathy, reassurance, and connection that can’t be found any other way.

What’s a Peer Support Group?


Sandra Kiume

Sandra Kiume is a mental health advocate from Vancouver, Canada, and the founder of @unsuicide. Along with maintaining Channel N, she contributes to World of Psychology.


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Kiume, S. (2012). What’s a Peer Support Group?. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 5, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/channeln/2012/01/whats-a-peer-support-group/

 

Last updated: 25 Jan 2012
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