Peer CONNECTions is a volunteer program that empowers community members, to provide emotional support and help with navigating mental health resources in Summit County. Through this program, CONNECT Summit County has trained a corps of volunteers with lived experience of having a personal mental health condition or they have supported someone with a mental health condition.
The goal of Peer CONNECtions is to reduce feelings of isolation and increase community connectedness. We want to ensure that everyone has a network of support. Peer CONNECTors are people who have first hand experience of the challenges that people face and now they want to give back to their community.
Peer CONNECTors are not clinical professionals nor are they crisis workers. They have received training from CONNECT Summit County on how to:
- offer nonjudgmental and confidential emotional support
- navigate the local mental health system
- provide guidance and information that empowers individuals to understand what their options are and make informed choices
Peer CONNECTions is a FREE program available to anyone who lives or works in Summit County, Utah. Please request a Peer CONNECTor by filling out the form here.
Our team will match you with a Peer CONNECTor who is looking forward to supporting you. After you are paired with your dedicated Peer CONNECTor, they will reach out to you to learn more about how they can best support* you. Peer CONNECTor relationships typically last four to eight weeks, but may be shorter or longer depending on your needs. This relationship will be agreed upon mutually by both parties and overseen by CONNECT Summit County’s Impact Director.
*Due to the statewide mandates regarding COVID-19, all Peer CONNECTions will be made via phone/virtually at this time.