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If you have a problem- who would you like to talk to about it? Probably with someone who also has a similar problem? Probably it would be the best for you if this person has already solved his problem or has learned to deal with this problem?

But does that work well also with people with mental health problems? In the two peer2peer trainings, 30 people have proved once again, that this is possible!
Peer2peer is an exciting journey for me, and at the beginning of the course, I do not know where it will end. There are very diverse groups, as this was the case with the peer2peer training I conducted. A wide range of mental conditions, different approaches etc. but above all, there were people with a lot of experience, knowledge and potential. Gather all these differences, made them into resources and incorporate it into the training, was one of the major challenges of peer2peer.
From Recovery, trauma to empowerment, there is a lot to learn in the peer2peer training. However, the subject of communication is, from my point of view the most important at peer support. Models such as the "Active dialogue" accompanied us from day one. This made it possible, to understand what is said, to reduce misunderstandings and to facilitate relationships.
Get involved in peer2peer was an exciting and pleasurable challenge for me. It was great to be able to work on the development of peer2peer and I am looking forward to the next peer2peer seminar, which will start in September in Upperaustria.
Erwin Kargl
Trainer. ProMente, Linz (Austria)