Peer Support Center

Recovery & Wellness University



 A learning environment where common sense can come alive.

  • For those seeking natural tools for recovery from mental illnesses, addictions & life challenges.
  • For those seeking to become an Alaska trained Peer Support Specialist.
  • For those wanting to learn more about naturally maintaining health and wellness.


Peer Support Circles – weekly

Do you ever wish you had someone in your life who was emotionally safe, to talk with regularly? Or, do you feel that you could use a little more support in your recovery, self-discovery, relationship, or wellness? These regular support circles are now available online, so wherever you are, you can join in. We provide guidance as well as a welcoming space.

Natural Peer Support – 40 hours

Learn to transform past experiences into healing for others. How can we inspire and empower?  Explore the recovery principles and practices of hope, mutuality, “being with”, and strengths-based language. Study the history and leaders of the Peer Support movement as well as alternate views on madness and addiction. Practice co-counseling, telling your recovery story, and role-playing. Learn Peer Support as a discipline with unique skills, and best practices in alignment with SAMHSA’s Peer Support Core Competencies.


Alaskan Peer Leaders – 15 hours

Want to make a difference at the policy level? Want to voice your views at the decision-making tables? Explore effective systems advocacy in Alaska. Study the world-wide Peer Support movement and development of peer leaders, and be inspired by renown models of peer support from around the world. Also includes opportunities to strengthen our statewide peer support network.


Peer Support Basics – 8 hours 

Learn how to operate from what’s strong, rather than what’s wrong. Explore the recovery principles and practices of hope, mutuality, “being with”, and strengths-based language. This is an introductory class for those who want a taste of peer support skills or can’t commit to a longer training.


Natural Wellness Workshops – 16 hours

Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of growth and positive change… yet symptoms of many illnesses can be alleviated, and reliance on medications reduced, through the practice of wholesome lifestyle practices and a diet rich in plants. Learn yoga, mindful meditations, body rub and other grounding disciplines, together with other peers. Learn how to cook delicious nourishing meals with grains, beans, root, round, leafy and sea vegetables. Immerse oneself in routines which support joy, health and well being.


Plant-based Cooking Classes – 16 hours

Hands on classes in delicious nourishing vegan cooking, and the energetics of food and health. 


Mental Health First Aid – 8 hours

A nationally acclaimed program to learn more about how to effectively support people with different kinds of mental health challenges. 


WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) – 20 hours

WRAP is a self-designed prevention and wellness process that anyone can use to get well, stay well and make their life the way they want it to be. Developed in 1997 by a group of people who were searching for ways to overcome their mental health issues and move on to fulfilling their life dreams and goals, it is now used extensively by healthcare systems, and people in all kinds of circumstances, to address all kinds of physical, mental health and life issues.  

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