Focus on Disability

Peer Support Programs Focus on Improving Mental and Physical Well-Being

Workplace mental health programs have taken a back seat to physical health programs. Now, a Peer Support program may be the breakthrough operational model that will finally give employees the support they need.
— By Jeremiah Prince

The idea that a co-worker has mental health issues of any kind makes people uncomfortable. The end result is that employees do not ask for help or support out of fear of being shunned. A new model is emerging to overcome this fear of asking for assistance, and to take the stigma out of "mental health."

Peer Support is a structured program that trains qualified employees to provide the support that other employees need ....