Peer Support groups are where everyday guys sit around a table and talk about what is going on for them in their lives.
Everyone at the table is a survivor. We have all been through the same kinds of things, and you can talk about anything.
Everyone is known only by their first names and the town they live in, unless you want to share more information.
We talk about how we are feeling and what positive things we plan to do in the future. We can talk about things that aren’t going so well, and no-one is going to criticise you or tell you what to do.
No-one will touch you or get in your personal space, unless you want them to. Some guys don’t want to shake hands, and that’s fine. You won’t get hugged by someone you’ve never met before.
If you don’t feel like talking, its okay to just hang out and listen to what other people are saying. We don’t talk about the details of the abuse, that is what you do with your counsellor or therapist.
Recovery works best in a combination of counselling, therapy and Peer Support. You can attend support groups for as long as you are getting benefits - some have attended for 20 years!
Find Out More
So if you want to know more about:
What Peer Support with MOSAIC is all about
Whether you may need Peer Support
What the key benefits of Peer Support are in your recovery process
Different Peer Support options with MOSAIC.
You can find that information here. We also invite you to contact us with any questions you have.