peer-support

Online Support Groups

Online Support Groups

The internet has been a great force in bringing convenience to our lives where there was none before. It helps us deposit checks without going to the bank, it allows us to get groceries without leaving the house, and we can conduct interviews with potential employees living halfway across the world without having to get on a plane (thank you, video chat!). There is no denying that the world wide web helps us to complete our tasks with ease and efficiency...

Peer Support - A Workplace Strategy

Peer Support - A Workplace Strategy

Peer support refers to a mutually beneficial relationship whereby individuals who have experienced, or who are experiencing mental illness or mental distress, give and receive support to bring about a desired social or personal change (Solomon, 2004). The relationships between peers are valued for their reciprocity, and allow for sharing of experiences, and support (Mead, Hilton, & Curtis, 2001). Often, one peer in the relationship is further along their road to recovery and uses their experience to support others who are in need (Davidson, Chinman, Sells, & Rowe, 2006). How can we adopt this in the workplace?