Who We Are
Monadnock Peer Support was founded in 1995 as an alternative that compliments and supplements the traditional mental health system. We are a member-driven organization that provides opportunities for people who experience mental health to support one another in moving towards what we want in life as opposed to away from what we don’t want. We also establish a culture in which our members and participants feel more empowered and less dependent on traditional mental health care.
How We Do It
All of our programs are free, do not require insurance, and are grounded in Intentional Peer Support (IPS). Intentional Peer Support is a way of thinking differently about our relationships. For more information about Intentional Peer Support, visit their website.
Our programs focus on relationship building, community building, and advocacy. Through our one-on-one peer support and support groups, members and participants are able to form strong mutual relationships that support them in their wellness and recovery. As a member-driven agency, MPS establishes community by shared governance and community groups that break isolation and creates a natural support system. Social change and advocacy are integral to IPS, and as a community we create and maintain a strong, active voice and presence dedicated to social justice at the local, state, and national level. We do this because we believe that by developing strong relationships and community, people feel valued, are able to empower themselves, and move toward recovery as defined by the individual.