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My peer support specialist

if you say to him/her that you dont like answering questions like that, like you dont need to answer. I think i’d prefer peer support but havent ever had a formal peer supporter (apart from friends who have experience)

I havent had any support apart from a phone call now and then since 2014, i was hospitalised a year ago and I didn’t get much support but i prefer it that way ‘unless i really need it’ I like being as independent as possible anyway

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My previous peer was awesome. We chatted like friends, went for walks, and ate at restaurants together. We shared mental health stories etc. unfortunately, she found a better paying job.

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maybe this new person needs some time to get to know you, maybe tell her what you did with your last peer support worker and ask her if she can support you in a similar way,

if she isn’t ideal then you may be able to ask for a different one but I’m not sure.

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I got cleared up the other day about who were actually my peer support, therapists, caseworkers, because my ACT team doesn’t usually make it clear at all. My actual peer support person turns out to be a person I’ve known for a long time and I trust (well, as much as I trust anyone) so that’s some good news!

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I’m happy for you @iconoclast_01 :slight_smile:

That does sound weird. Maybe she is new to peer support and doesn’t understand what she is supposed to do. Maybe tell her that your last worker talked with you and went for walks. I know that’s what I did with mine, too.

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Ok. Thanks @ZombieMombie Ill say something in a nice way.

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