1. Peer Support Specialists Making A Difference

    Peer Support Specialists: Making A Difference

    Peer support and those who serve in peer support specialist positions are extremely undervalued, mostly because peer support is a quiet success story. If a peer support specialist does their job correctly, you often won't hear about it, because the conflict has been resolved and all is right once again. Here at Peer Support Central, we train people to become peer support specialists by providing p…Read More

  2. Working In Peer Support

    Have you ever considered a career in peer support? If helping others overcome adversity, addictions, and mental disorders seem like something that you would be interested in, this exciting career path might be perfect for you. Here at Peer Support Central, we provide training and development courses so that people can become proficient in providing support to their peers, as well as potentially mo…Read More

  3. How Can Critical Incident Training Help You

    How Can Critical Incident Training Help You

    At Peer Support Central we have a course called Executive & Manager Critical Incident Training. While this course may seem like it is tailored to be specifically for corporate leadership roles, it can also be very helpful information for non-business situations. By definition, a critical incident is a large disturbance or crisis including natural disasters, chemical spills, or extreme workplac…Read More

  4. First Responders: Those Who Help Others May Need Help Themselves

    First responders are best known for their innate ability to help others. Whether it be a firefighter or an emergency medical technician or a police officer, first responders can be seen fearlessly helping others in situations where other people cannot help themselves. While it is perceived that first responders are incredibly vigilant professionals in dealing with traumatic events, sometimes traum…Read More

  5. Why It Is Okay To Ask for Help

    One of the hardest things in the world is learning how to ask for help. Ever since a young age, people are molded by societal norms that dictate that asking for help is a sign of weakness or a sign that you can't be self-sufficient. That could not be farther from the truth. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of strength because it takes a lot more grit to ask for someone's hel…Read More

  6. Five Actions A Corporate Leader Can Take To Improve

    Historically, corporate leaders have been villainized by cartoonish slang like “working for the man,” “the boss-man won't get off my back,” and other such negative references to management. What often isn't recognized is that leadership roles in corporate companies are the glue that holds everything together. As a corporate leader, there are a few qualities that are extremely important to …Read More

  7. How Listening Well Can Help Someone Suffering From PTSD

    PTSD is a traumatic stress induced disorder that currently affects over 5.2 million people, with that number growing drastically every day. Because of the growing need for PTSD support, new methods of providing peer support are necessary to help those affected by PTSD. While there is plenty of research being conducted daily to scientifically produce some form of relief for people that have experie…Read More

  8. Why Wellness Programs Are Important

    As an employer of first responders, you are likely dependent on the work that is completed by your employees to make money. That being said, the work that your employees complete is essential to the survival of your organization. Because of this, it is essential that you know your employees are feeling well and working to the best of their abilities, without the hindrance of sickness or other comm…Read More

  9. What Does It Take To Be A Corporate Leader?

    Corporate leadership is defined as being at the top of a company’s executive structure. Essentially, corporate leaders are the people that set the company in a specific direction, disseminating orders and suggestions down the chain of command. Being a corporate leader isn’t easy, as they often work long hours while juggling various responsibilities. Luckily, you don't have to be a natural-born…Read More

  10. Peer Support Discussion Topics

    So at one point in time, you thought to yourself “You know, I’ve been through a lot. I wonder if I can use my experiences to help someone who is experiencing similar issues to what I did?”, then you joined us at Peer Support Central and took a peer support training and development course. Look at you now, channeling your training and peer support certification and combining it with your prio…Read More