About Peer Leadership Center

A program of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, the DBSA Peer Leadership Center is an easily accessible, impartial, and central location where peer specialists and peer supporters can fi�nd the information and training they want, connect with others working in the �field, learn about employment opportunities and organizations that champion peer support services, and engage in dialogue to strengthen the peer workforce.

At PeerLeadershipCenter.org you’ll find:


Resources

Information about peer specialists and peer supporters, certi�fication requirements, and how to integrate peers into treatment teams→


Networking

Professional profi�les and discussion boards to support peer-to-peer mentoring and collaboration→


Education

Online courses, educational webinars, and calendar of certifi�cation and continuing education training opportunities→


Employment

Job listings and pro�files of organizations supporting the peer support workforce→



Moreover, resources being collected and promoted in a single online hub will allow the DBSA Peer Leadership Center to capture the national footprint of the field, promote this emerging part of the mental health workforce, and advance the availability and quality of peer support services within the spectrum of mental health care services.

About DBSA

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading peer-directed national organization focusing on the two most prevalent mental health conditions, depression and bipolar disorder. DBSA’s peer-based, wellness-oriented, and empowering services and resources are available when people need them, where they need them, and how they need to receive them—online 24/7, in local support groups, in audio and video casts, or in printed materials distributed by DBSA, our chapters, and mental health care facilities across America. Through more than 700 support groups and nearly 300 chapters, DBSA reaches millions of people each year with in-person and online peer support; current, readily understandable information about depression and bipolar disorder; and empowering tools focused on an integrated approach to wellness. Learn more about DBSA.

Thank You!

The creation of the DBSA Peer Leadership Center was supported through the generous support of the Humana Foundation.

“DBSA was built upon the strong foundation of peer support, and it’s been our honor to take an active role in the training and promotion of peer specialists in mental health and addiction services. With the Humana Foundation’s support, DBSA is now able to help shape, sustain, and grow the field, which will improve health care outcomes, reduce health care costs, and provide employment opportunities for people with lived experience of mental health conditions.”
—DBSA President, Allen Doederlein

“At the Humana Foundation we are committed to improving the health and well-being of the communities we serve. We are delighted to partner with DBSA and support their new Peer Leadership Center. The Center has potential to not only grow and promote an evidence-based practice within mental health care, but also to connect people with common backgrounds and experiences so they may enhance their well-being together."
—Humana Foundation Executive Director, Virginia Kelly Judd