One-to-One Peer Support
We can provide up to four one-to-one peer support sessions for autistic adults (18 or older) with little or no funded support in the Bradford, Airedale and Wharfedale and Craven areas. These can be offered in person at our Autism Hub or by text.
What is peer support?
Peer support is when people use their own experiences to help each other. There are different types of peer support, but they all aim to:
- Bring together people with shared experiences to support each other
- Provide a space where you feel accepted, understood, and free from judgement
- Treat everyone’s experiences as being equally important
- Meet someone to talk about how you’re feeling or to set goals, work on strategies
Mind have a page explaining how peer support works one-to-one and in groups: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/drugs-and-treatments/peer-support/about-peer-support/.
What does Bradford Autism AIM offer?
In our peer support sessions, we offer:
- Information on what it means to be autistic
- Tips on managing day-to-day
- Information on any services you can access
- Greater understanding of different issues that affect autistic people
- Support from someone with lived experience of being autistic
You can have up to four peer support sessions a year and each session usually last for 45 minutes.
How do I access one-to-one peer support?
Request peer support now
If one-to-one peer support seems right for you then please don’t hesitate to request that support from us now.
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