Shery Mead, a long-time psychiatric survivor activist from New Hampshire, has been doing some great work in the area of peer support over the past 10 years – she calls it Intentional Peer Support (IPS). When Shery was in Richmond Hill this August for a week of IPS training, we were fortunate to have her video-taped as she helped explain the concept of IPS to us.

Below are some of her key works and you can learn more about Shery on her website www.mentalhealthpeers.com

Articles

Peer Support: A Systemic Approach
Peer Support: What Makes It Unique?
Crisis and Connection
Rights, Research and Liberation
Peer Support: A Theoretical Perspective
Defining Peer Support
Peer Support and a Socio-Political Response to Trauma and Abuse
Discovering the Fidelity Standards of Peer Support in an Ethnographic Evaluation
What Recovery Means To Us