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ALLIANCE Live podcast

In this podcast we explore peer support in digital spaces and the capacity for kindness and empowerment.

Last summer we began an extensive research project. The project explored how peer support services, from across Scotland, had adapted to moving digital during Covid-19. The resulting Meaningful connections report utilises the knowledge and expertise of 170 services and 110 participant’s lived experience. It highlights the benefits and challenges of taking peer support into the digital space.

We were delighted to be asked to do an ALLIANCE Live podcast based on the key themes from the report. In the podcast our Network Officer, Lesley Smith, is joined by two participants involved in the research. Hayley Chandler, Development Worker for Edinburgh’s Peer Community and Emma Morrow, Peer Support Lead at Bipolar Scotland

During the conversation Lesley, Hayley and Emma speak about peer support in digital spaces. They explore the importance of personal connection within peer support and how that correlates to speaking to each other through our screens.

The conversation also touches on some key tips and ideas for digital peer support and directs listeners to a range of free resources to learn more.