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UNC-Chapel Hill Peer Support Core Reflects on Impact of Inaugural Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 21, 2021
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UNC-Chapel Hill Peer Support Core Reflects on Impact of Inaugural Year
Annual report highlights strength of peer support programs across campus
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Today marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Peer Support Core, a UNC-Chapel Hill focused organization charged with “increasing resources for programs focused on peer-to-peer support, non-crisis support and discussion” as outlined by the UNC-Chapel Hill Mental Health Task Force.

In honor of this milestone, the Peer Support Core has released its 2020-2021 Annual Report that highlights the impact made on mental health and wellness.

“I am grateful for their collaboration with schools and units to create a university-wide culture of mutual support and understanding,” said University Provost Bob Blouin. “Building on the strengths of existing programs…


Peer Support in the Worldwide Effort Against COVID-19

Peers for Progress will facilitate sharing of ways peer support may be used in the worldwide effort against COVID-19.  In the news, we’ve seen a few cases where peer support has been mobilized to help communities impacted by COVID-19, but we think that’s only a fraction of the unrecognized work that people are doing.

We want to know how your group / organization has used peer support to help your communities during this public health crisis!

If you have a recent experience, please share your story in the comments below.  Feel free to include links to more details such as forms or protocols.


“Sometimes Patients Simply Need Other Patients” -TheUpshot

In their New York Times piece, Aaron E. Carroll and Austin Frakt write about the increasingly important role of peer support in modern health care.



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