Peer Support Agencies

The Peer Support Agencies (PSAs) are located throughout New Hampshire. They are private not-for-profit agencies that have contracted with the NH Department of Health and Human Services. Peer support agencies provide services to people with mental illness who are 18 years of age or older and self-identify as a recipient, former recipient, or as at significant risk of becoming a recipient of publicly funded mental health services.

Peer support services are provided by and for people with a mental illness and are designed to assist people with their recovery. Peer support consists of supportive interactions based on shared experience among people and are intended to assist people to understand their potential to achieve their personal goals. Interactions are based on trust, respect, and mutual support. Peer support agencies accomplish this by providing choice, using non-medical approaches to help, sharing decision making, encouraging informed decision making about all aspects of people's lives, challenging perceived self-limitations, etc.

Services include, but are not limited to: face-to-face and telephone peer support; outreach; daily programming including activities that promote self-advocacy; support groups; wellness training; monthly educational and community events; after hours warm line; crisis respite and step-up/step-down (24 hours, short-term, non-medical crisis program).

All peer support agency locations are accessible by wheelchair except where noted.

Regional Contact Information

Region I: North Country

Region II: Upper Valley & River Valley Area

 

Region III: Lakes Region Area

 

Region IV: Central Region

Region V: Monadnock Region

Region VI: Southern NH Area

Region VII: Hillsborough County Area

Region VIII: Seacoast Area

Region IX: Strafford County Area

Region X: Southeastern Area