Get no-cost support from those who understand
Elevate your mental well-being with the power of peer support—a cornerstone of our holistic approach to mental health that fosters understanding, empathy, and shared strength on the journey to wellness.
Who Can Join a Peer Support Group
- anyone who has shared lived experience
Support Groups are:
- person centered
- safe space
- place for support from others who understand
- no cost for the participant
- regular group meetings
Who Can Be a Peer Supporter
- anyone who is at a place in their mental health journey and is ready to support others in a similar situation
A TRAUMA-INFORMED MODEL
Give an Hour’s Trauma-Informed Peer Support is an evidence-informed and customizable peer support training program designed specifically for those affected by trauma.
It’s important to note that peer supporters are not licensed mental health clinicians. At Give an Hour we believe including peer support in our mental health resources offers a person centered and additional option for support.
Peer support is the process of giving and receiving encouragement and assistance to achieve long-term resilience and recovery. Peer supporters offer emotional support, share knowledge, teach skills, provide practical assistance, and connect people with resources, opportunities, and communities of support.
Give an Hour trained peer supporters offer their unique lived experience to provide support focused on advocacy, education, mentoring, and motivation. Peer supporters receive training and guidance from a team that includes facilitators and mental health professionals.
Peer Support Groups
Peer led support groups offer a space for you to connect, share experiences and receive guidance in an environment that nurtures your wellbeing.