Whether you are looking to strengthen your own peer support skills, launch a peer support group in your own community, learn or improve upon practical techniques to manage anxiety, psychological distress or crisis-response, and/or other care and response management tools and practices, here are some resources and processes that can help you get started.

Peer Support 101

5 Things to Know About Peer Support (Canadian Mental Health Association)

One of the key learnings from the field of peer support has been that although many people value the idea of peer support, often little is known about what peer support looks like and how peer support helps people. This post from the Canadian Mental Health Association introduces five things to know about peer support: what peer support is, how it happens, how it’s different from other support, how it helps, and how it’s growing and formalizing.