Youth Peer Support Program

Support for young people by peers with lived experience in managing and/or supporting loved ones with mental health challenges.

The Youth Peer Support Program is an initiative based on the principles of early intervention for young people beginning to experience life challenges.

Our model, where youth support youth, offers:

  • Peer support with young adult peers who have lived experience in managing life challenges.
  • Partnerships that are customised, flexible and directed by the younger peer’s needs.
  • Connection to the community by participating in peer supported activities within the community.

This program is currently based in South East Melbourne and would suit people living locally.

We are attracting new peers regularly, so please contact us to see if we have one in your area.

If you are interested in becoming a Peer with A Path To Follow, click here.

Meet Our Peers

Each of our Peers is trained in Mental Health First Aide and individually supported and supervised by our Senior Peer Lead,, Effie. Effie is a Social Worker with years of working with young people and their families.


 

Nick

Nick is our most recent Peer Support Worker who is really keen to get started.

Read about why Peer Support is important to Nick here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kyle

This is Kyle and he is currently working with A Path To Follow as a Peer and assisting with some administration relation work.

You more about Kyle here

 


Nush

This Is Nush. She resides in Brunswick and is availble to mentor young people in her local area.

Read Nush’s open sharing of her journey and lived experience here

Freya

This is Freya. Freya is our most recent Youth Mentor and resides in the Edithvale area. She is keen to mentor a young person beachside.

Freya’s Bio can be read here.

 

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