An Independent Peer Supporter on HeyPeers is an individual who has life experience that led them to seek peer support and guidance. The benefits of the peer support they received empowered them to share their stories to help others, and they went through training to become a Certified or Licensed Peer Specialist.
At HeyPeers we require all Peer Supporters that offer services to be:
- At least 18 years old
- A Certified or Licensed Peer Specialist
Once approved by HeyPeers staff they are able to create a public profile so that you can learn more about them.
On HeyPeers, Independent Peer Supporters can facilitate video-based online support group meetings and 1:1 coaching sessions. They also can host chat rooms.
See How To Connect With An Independent Peer Supporter for more information on how to view peer supporter profiles, view their services and meetings, and reach out to them directly on HeyPeers.
For Members who want to connect to a Peer Supporter who hosts a meeting for an Organization, see How to Connect With An Organization Peer Supporter Group Leader.