Mayo Recovery College,
REGARI (Roscommon & East Galway) Recovery College
and Galway Recovery College

Peer Support

Peer support may be defined simply as “offering and receiving help, based on shared understanding, respect and mutual empowerment between people in similar situations”.

Peer Support is about mutual support including the sharing of experiential knowledge and skills and social learning and plays an invaluable role in recovery. Peer Support Workers encourage and engage Service users in recovery. They inspire a sense of belonging and provide supportive relationships. Peer Support workers work with and in community mental health teams to advance personal recovery.



Veronica Burke, Senior Social Worker

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Tel: 0949049193



Recovery College West
County Clinic
Co. Mayo

T: 086 0294901


Our Vision

The Purpose of Recovery College West is to create a culture of recovery, to improve quality of life and promote social inclusion by empowering people with mental health challenges, their families, friends and the community through co-produced education and learning together.