Two people being able to share their experiences & opinions safely & free of judgement together and without a power dynamic of one being a therapist is bliss!”Nick, Co-Founder of Missing Peace
Peer support is when people use their own experiences to help each other. There are different types of peer support, but they all aim to:
- bring together people with shared experiences to support each other
- provide a space where you feel accepted and understood
- treat everyone’s experiences as being equally important
- involve both giving and receiving support.
In peer support everyone’s views and experiences are equally valued, rather than anyone being seen as more of an expert than others. How much support you give and receive can vary depending on what feels right for you at different times.
The connection you get in peer support is awesome. You explore so much together & create a mutual peer relationship. I have never had that feeling during my clinical therapies.Nick, Co-Founder of Missing Peace
I like the element of being able to share experiences. If I was doing counselling, I wouldn’t be able to share as much. I love that there is equal learning from all sides.Emma, Co-Founder of Missing Peace