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Peer Support Network

A way to feel more supported yourself, to help you to support other people.

PSN gives you personal and emotional support. It’s a safe and confidential pace to talk about your feelings. It begins with a free 3-day training, where you learn a lot about how you tick emotionally.

You learn through experience, by trying things out. The teaching is informal, with little need for theory or notes. PSN is based on well-established psychological and psychodynamic principles.

When we feel more supported, our self-esteem and confidence increases. We become more effective and productive in all areas of life. Peer support is now recognised as a powerful way to address the problems of anxiety, depresssion and stress. Being able to express feelings safely is proven to be the most effective way to reduce stress.

Skills you learn include:

  • managing emotions
  • keeping clear boundaries
  • building rapport
  • excellent listening
  • giving and receiving feedback
  • working together in pairs
  • handling confidentiality
  • communicating clearly.

Benefits:

Your confidence and self-esteem will grow. You will have stronger boundaries and better ways of handling difficult people and situations. You feel better equipped for your role, so you can give more support to others and feel better supported yourself. 
After the course you can join the thriving PSN Suffolk networkPSN courses are run in conjunction with Suffolk Mind. Try a free PSN Taster event first. 
Information about courses and how to sign up for PSN training is on the Suffolk Mind website: