Please download the worksheet. This exercise seeks to build on what has been covered in modules 2 and 3 and look at how peer support contributes to recovery. It asks students to think about this in two ways.
It does this by firstly by looking at how the unique contribution that having shared experiences can bring to people’s understanding of the process of recovery and your own experience of recovery.
We then move onto looking at the ways in which peer support can contribute to or enhance the things that we know help people in their recovery.
Think about examples of where you have found peer support to be helpful in your recovery journey, and where you feel you have used your shared experiences with another person to support them in their recovery.
This exercise is focused on the contribution of peer support to recovery. It is important to identify the ways in which peer support goes beyond a sharing of experiences to being a relationship or experience which supports recovery. When thinking of example, reflect on the ways in which peer support has helped them to better understand themselves; feel more hopeful and take more control of their life and their recovery.