About the role
Peer support is a system of giving and receiving help using empathy and shared experience. As a peer supporter, you will model wellness, personal responsibility, self-advocacy, and hopefulness through appropriate sharing of your story based on your own lived experience of mental health challenges.
At Flourish Labs, peer support is delivered virtually on a platform. You will make your schedule available to individuals seeking peer support and meet one-to-one with your supportees.
What you’ll do in this role
Provide peer support to college students aged 16-25 with mental health challenges, using your own lived experience as well as culturally responsive and evidence-based skills and practices from the training program
Empower your supportees to advocate for themselves, set goals and implement achievable steps towards reaching them
Role-model effective problem-solving skills, habits of mental health and wellness hygiene, and help-seeking
Provide supportees with access to external resources, community support and crisis intervention as needed
Participate in continuing education, supervision, and additional trainings as relevant
- Health & Wellbeing
- Social Services