Peer Support

GET HELP FROM PEERS WITH A LIVED EXPERIENCE

Support from peers who truly understand

Peer support is a service provided by breakthru staff who have a lived experience in mental health. Programs may take place in one-on-one sessions or in groups, and are designed to provide social and emotional assistance in a safe and trusting environment.

Everyone’s experience of mental health and recovery is different. By choosing to have a peer worker support you on your journey, they will provide you with all of the traditional supports you can expect from someone trained and qualified in mental health but with the added benefit of also having a lived experience themselves.

Online support forums

“Being able to communicate with similar people online is a blessing”

If you’re looking for more immediate support or you simply want someone to talk to, please check out our online community forums.

We have online discussion groups for people experiencing mental illness, anxiety and depression, as well as support forums for carers, family and friends. If you feel like you need help, be sure to reach out and start a conversation with your peers by registering for our online forums.

VIEW SANE FORUMS

Background

How can peer support help?

Peer support is often used to support people experiencing adverse situations or circumstances, for example young people with diverse sexuality and gender, teenage mothers, young people living with a chronic illness, children of parents with a mental illness, and as an early intervention for mental health issues including suicide prevention and substance misuse.

Peer support programs can also help you build your self-esteem and develop problem-solving skills so you can go on to self-manage your own mental health and wellbeing.