Supporting others is a great way to work on your own recovery, but what do you do when things get too intense and your own energy is depleted?
This is the time to turn to other peer supporters to get support.
Peer support work is sustainable when it is based on self-care and mutual support
Peer support is based on mutual support so peer support workers and facilitators need to ensure they are receiving support from the groups they lead.
Techniques for self-care come from training and actual experiences. Our lived experiences have helped us develop tools that work for us, but in the effort to help others, we can forget to use them.