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Intentional Peer Support provides a powerful framework for creating peer-to-peer relationships in which both people learn and grow together.
We offer a range of trainings to examine and practice what is necessary to build mutual support. IPS is used across the world in settings ranging from peer-run respites to traditional mental health services. We are committed to transforming communities through the power of peer support!
Why IPS? Peer support is a powerful vehicle for change. In mental health, peers come together with many shared experiences -- and sometimes a negative reaction to traditional services. However, without a new framework to build upon, people frequently re-enact “help” based on what was done to them. IPS offers a foundation for doing something different from traditional service relationships. We come from a history of grassroots alternatives that focus on the possibilities that emerge when relationships become mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. Learn more.