Compeer – What A Difference A Friend Makes In Growing Consumers Social Confidence & Community Acceptance

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Authors: Tricia Meers , NSW

Year: 2008

Event: 2008 TheMHS Conference


Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers

ISBN: 9780975765340

Abstract: Compeer is an award winning, cost effective volunteer program that has helped hundreds of consumers since 1996 break down the stigma and isolation associated with mental illness through friendship and social support. Compeer matches people diagnosed with a mental illness in friendship with a caring volunteer. One steady reliable and caring friend can make all the difference, bringing joy and hope into a person’s life that may be empty of both. Learn how the program works, the successes, how we evaluate outcomes that are achieved through the simple act of friendship, how consumers can access the program. Compeer enables change, empowering consumers to be what they want to be.

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