Thanks – and bye for now!

It’s that time of the year again…the Christmas/holiday season is upon us at last.  

DPSN has been running now, in one form or another, for 10 years!  We’ve come a long way in that time, from our humble beginnings as the Diversityworks Peer Support Network, through to our latest iteration as a weekly blog and Facebook page.  We’ve seen our hugely successful MyFilm, 100 Days and #UMAL2M projects. And in the last four years we’ve welcomed on board some fantastic regular guest bloggers.

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2017 in review

We here at DPSN can hardly believe it’s December already!  After what feels like a bit of a marathon through the last few months, we’re finally starting to wind down and will be taking a well earned break from the blog until February 2018.

This year has been the sixth year that DPSN has been running in it’s current format – we can’t quite believe it!  Over 2017 DPSN has only grown, reaching over 30,000 readers – nearly 200 of you following the Wordpress blog – and almost 1000 liking our Facebook page.

We’ve also now posted over 430 blogs, which is an amazing achievement for our dedicated core team as well as our generous guest bloggers.  A huge thank you to Nikki for her contributions to her guest blog Nikki’s Natter this year – we hope you’ve enjoyed her blogs as much as we have!

DPSN signing off for 2013!

 It’s hard to believe that we’ve come to the end of the second year of the new-look DPSN (or now not so ‘new’), and what a year it has been!  At the beginning of 2012 we made some bold changes in an effort to shake things up and keep you engaged, including our launch into…

The power of listening

I’ve been a Youthline helpline counsellor now for about two years.   This year I joined the mentors’ team and for the past six months I’ve taken on my own trainees, listening to their calls and mentoring them through their training to become solo phone counsellors themselves. It’s been an incredible amount of fun.  The type…