Article summary

Trauma-informed peer support helps create a shared understanding of trauma experiences, the different ways people cope, give and receive support, and recover. It fosters healing relationships, which negate the power and control of traditional therapies.

Prepared by Blue Knot Foundation and BEING, Mental Health Consumers on behalf of the National Mental Health Commission

Authors:
Dr Cathy Kezelman AM President Blue Knot Foundation
Irene Gallagher Chief Executive Officer BEING – Mental Health Consumers
Peter Schmiedgen Policy Officer BEING – Mental Health Consumers