The purpose of a peer support team is to aid a co-worker during times of both professional and personal crisis through the use of specially trained volunteer peers. Peer support is a vital component of maintaining health and wellness in a agency. By empowering colleagues to support affected co-workers through specialized training, a department is creating an environment built around prevention, intervention and breaking the negative stigma commonly associated with seeking treatment.
If your agency is looking to start a peer support program and would like help navigating the process please contact us here
For additional documents related to Peer Support click here
If your Peer Support Team would like to be added to the WILE Guardian app please see details here.
EXECUTIVE & RETIRE PEER SUPPORT
With the support of the Chiefs and Sheriffs associations, and other public safety organizations, the WI Law Enforcement Death Response Team (LEDR) created an Executive Peer Support Team that will provide law enforcement managers and supervisors support through times of personal or professional crisis, help them strengthen their resiliency skills, and offer emotional mentorship so they can effectively help lead their agencies. *New Retiree Peer Support Team, this will provide support to individuals who are near retirement or are currently retired. Both teams are sworn and non-sworn personnel.
Applications are now open until Nov 30, 2023
To apply for the Executive Peer Support Team click here
To apply for the Retiree Peer Support Team click here