Sharing lived experiences is an important part of mental health recovery, and is the foundation of our Peer Support Program.
Providing safe and supportive opportunities for young people.
Our Peer Support Program provides opportunities for young people to engage in therapeutic recreational activities with other young people who have shared lived experiences.
The purpose of regular Peer Support Days is to provide our current clients with a safe and supportive peer-based environment to practice some of the strategies and skills discussed in counselling, and develop and challenge social skills while connecting with peers and community members.
The young person may enhance existing, or develop new skills like:
- Better communication
- Coping strategies
- Conflict resolution
- Connecting with others
Peer Support Days run every six to eight weeks throughout the year for our current clients aged between 13 and 18 years. Young people can access the program through their counsellor.
If you are in an emotional crisis and require urgent support, please contact:
- Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467
- Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800
- Lifeline on 13 11 14
If you are looking for more information and online support, please refer to the following online resources: