What is Peer Support?
Peer support is a relationship founded on shared lived experience, mutual respect, and the giving and receiving of encouragement and help. Sanctuary resources peer support groups for people of faith who are living with or affected by mental health problems. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to share their experiences in an environment where God’s love and presence are recognized as a source of healing and hope. Living Room and Family Room are peer support groups where faith and mental health are brought together in conversation. These groups are hosted by local churches and reflect the ministry life of their respective congregations.
What is Living Room?
Living Room is a support group for people living with depression, anxiety, bipolar, and psychotic disorders. Participants gather to hear devotionals, share their stories, and pray for each other.
What is Family Room?
Family Room is a support group for the family, friends, and caregivers who support loved ones living with mental health problems. Participants gather to hear devotionals, share their stories, and pray for each other.
If you have received peer support training and are interested in starting a group, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sanctuary’s Peer Support Facilitator training will be available online in January 2020.