Peer support pilot for people on Supported Living Payment with mental health conditions in Naenae and Porirua
About the Pilot
The Ministry of Social Development has contracted PeerZone to deliver the peer support pilot for 60 people who are on Supported Living Payment for mental health conditions. They could have other disabilities as well. To be eligible for the pilot, people must be registered with the Work and Income office in Porirua or Naenae.
The pilot runs from July to December 2017 and will be fully evaluated to establish if it leads to more people opting into active case management and making progress with work or study aspirations.
Our trained peer supporters have experienced psychological distress and recovery. They will meet with the person once a week for up to 16 weeks and work alongside them to make the changes they want to their lives. They will also introduce them to their own case manager
(as part of the Supported Living Payment opt-in service).
This pilot is voluntary – taking part will not affect people’s benefit.
The peer support pilot is a new opportunity for people to get support and make positive changes to their lives to help with their long-term recovery.
PeerZone is a Wellington based peer-led social enterprise that provides resources and support for people with mental distress and the people and organisations who support them.
For more info go to www.peerzone.info
For more information contact:
Davede Tito, Office Manager at PeerZone
0800 PeerZone (7337 9663)
Text “PEER” to 4899