Peer Support Program

Peer Support Program

The Peer Support Program provides opportunities for young people to engage in therapeutic recreational or leisure based activates with other young people who have shared lived experiences.

The purpose of regular Peer Support Days is to provide current Youth Focus clients with a safe and supportive peer based environment to practice some of the strategies and skills discussed in counselling, and an opportunity to develop and challenge social skills, whilst connecting with peers and community members.

The young person may enhance existing, or develop new skills like:

  • Trust
  • Self-esteem
  • Better communication
  • Coping strategies
  • Conflict resolution
  • Connecting with others

 

Peer Support Days run every six – eight weeks throughout the year for current Youth Focus clients aged between 13 and 18 years. Young people can access the program through their counsellor.