What Do We Do?
Connect and empower Peer Support Specialists in Iowa and foster a strong, skilled workforce.
No one understands Peer Support better than other Peer Support Specialists! Join our online meetings and workshops to meet other Peer Support Specialists, talk about issues relevant to your work, and support each other.
No one understands Peer Support better than other Peer Support Specialists! Join this support group to check in and hear what others are doing for their own self-care and wellness. Meet 1st and 3rd Wednesdays.
Peer Support Summit. Join us for education, connection, and engagement with other Peer Support Specialists, Family Peer Support Specialists, and Recovery Coaches across the state of Iowa.
Publications are a collection of curated content by people in Iowa who have been working in the peer support field for years and by those who are just starting in their careers.
Free consultations with an experienced professional in the field of peer support. Need to troubleshoot an issue? Would you like help on your resume or preparing for an interview? It is our goal to support your success in your career.
Connect with others across Iowa in the field of Peer Support! Using a message board to discuss successes and concerns in your field.
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What is it?
Peer Support Specialists are people who have experienced mental health challenges and have grown through them, who now help others experiencing similar situations. There are different kinds of Peer Support:
- Family Peer Support for people who care for a family member with mental health challenges
- Recovery Peer Support for people who have experienced substance abuse. Through shared understanding, respect, and mutual empowerment
- Peer Support Specialists help people become and stay engaged in the healing process. Healing and growth happen through connection and shared humanity, and that is the message Peer Support Specialists share.
Publications are a collection of curated content made by all the people in Iowa who have been working in the peer support field for years and by those who are just starting in their careers.
You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice. -Bob Marley What were your first thoughts or feelings when you began considering your path as a Peer Support Specialist? Were you excited, hopeful, and ambitious? Perhaps you were scared, nervous, or apprehensive? Maybe you were a mixture of some or all of the above? If…