CornerBridge and Concord Peer Support provide a vast array of relevant peer support services. These services are developed, implemented and facilitated by the members of CornerBridge and Concord Peer Support for their individual as well as collective recovery from severe and persistent mental illness. In the Pemi Valley area we provide outreach and groups to assist those in rural areas access peer support. Our mission is to advocate and empower individuals to take control of their own wellness and recovery, and work mutually with others to affect change.
We practice a particular kind of peer support which is "a system of giving and receiving help founded on key principals of respect, shared responsibility, and mutual agreement of what is helpful."* This is called Intentional Peer Support (IPS). The intention is to use the peer support relationship to clarify, focus on, and move toward our personal life, recovery, and wellness goals.
All of our programs are free and grounded in the principal of personal responsibility, mutuality, reciprocity, respecting others' thoughts and beliefs as valid and important, growth beyond stigma, shame, and limits placed upon us, and creating and maintaining a strong, active voice and presence dedicated to social change. We believe that by developing better relationships people feel valued, become empowered and thereby move toward recovery.
Through the practice of IPS, and our program of support groups and activities, we gain greater confidence in our ability to handle uncomfortable feelings and personal emotional crises, avoid frequent hospitalizations, and lessen the need for other medical or clinical interventions. If you are a consumer of mental health services and are at least 18 years old, we invite you to spend some time at CornerBridge and Concord Peer Support or attend a group with our outreach provider and meet our staff and other consumers in a safe, non-clinical, non-judgmental, stigma free, and positive environment. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have and welcome the opportunity to talk with you.
Our Mission Statement
The Lakes Region Consumer Advisory Board is the foundation for US to reach our goals and change our lives by changing the perception we have of ourselves as we relate to the larger community and the perception the larger community has of US.
We are people learning to work strategies of Recovery, Wellness and Empowerment.
Lakes Region Consumer Advisory Board is a Peer Support network enabling US to reach our goals and change our lives by nurturing our personal strengths.
Our vision is to create a culture that promotes personal responsibility for Recovery, Wellness, Empowerment and Advocacy for oneself and others while acknowledging the divine right we have as Human Beings.