What is peer support and why is it so effective?
The Gathering Place was founded on the concept of peer support. Our mission is to provide a place where people with lived experience of mental illness can go and benefit from peer support. Our members come to The Gathering Place and follow in the footsteps of others who have faced and overcome similar challenges.
At The Gathering Place, we are not doctors or therapists, but we are experts in the field of mental health. We have been there. We have walked the walk, we are "peers." Peer support is empowering. We save lives!