Welcome to You're Not Alone!
What U.N.A. does. We at U.N.A. know all too well that life is an eternal learning curve.
At times that can be extremely frustrating and depressing.
This is especially hard if you have gone through some kind of trauma, even more so if these traumas occurred in the early stages of life.
We at U.N.A. are there for you, when you hit those unbearable bumps in the road.
This is a list of what we can offer.
Someone to talk to when you’re feeling down. Even if it means one single phone call.
Hands on support; be it several times a day, once a week, etc.
Assistance in making choices, be it career choices or whether or not a ‘’friend’’ is good for you.
Assistance in finding out what works for you.
Assistance in bringing your qualities forward and working with them.
Assistance in dealing with your flaws and negative emotions.
One to one contact.
Support groups with peers who are running into the same issues you have. (when possible).
Corporate training. We would be honored to come to your company to hold a seminar in how to work with someone who has mental health issues.
And so the list goes on.
We have the know-how and experience to point you in the direction you need. Please let us help you to become someone who is truly proud of him/herself.
Please join us on our own journey, who knows, maybe you can become part of the team. We are fluent in both Dutch and English.
What a peer support worker does
"Peer support is a system of giving and receiving help founded on key principles of respect, shared responsibility, and mutual agreement of what is helpful.
Peer support is not based on psychiatric models and diagnostic criteria. Itis about understanding another’s situation empathically through the shared experience of emotional and psychological pain. When people find affiliation with others whom they feel are “like” them, they feel a connection.
This connection, or affiliation, is a deep, holistic understanding based on mutual experience where people are able to “be” with each other without the constraints of traditional (expert/patient) relationships”.