Feel confused, isolated or afraid? Peer support makes a difference.
MPD Voice’s Peer Support Programme offers individual support to all people with MPDs. The goal of the programme’s mission: to help patients cope with the common and emotional side-effects of an MPD diagnosis – feelings of fear, confusion, isolation, in short any difficult emotion related to having a chronic illness like an MPD.
Often the best person to speak to is not a relative, partner or friend – as often they are as confused as we are – but instead to someone who also has an MPD, a “buddy” or peer group supporter. Your buddy can give you support either via email or phone during this often difficult time. They will empathise and answer questions you might have about everything that comes with having an MPD, as they themselves have already experienced it. The relationship helps both the person offering support and the recipient.
If you would like to offer support to a newly-diagnosed person, you do not need any particular skills to become a buddy, however you must have had your MPD diagnosis for at least two years. It’s enough that you are able to cope with your MPD and that you feel you could help others. If you would like to have a buddy or indeed be a buddy yourself, then please contact us.
To register as a buddy or to request a buddy, please email email@example.com
Having a buddy who really understood what I was going through changed everything for me.