What Do Wellness Warriors Do?
The Peer Health Advocacy Wellness Network (PHAWN) has launched a network of individuals with lived experience in health challenges to support others with similar health challenges. The philosophy of peer support is that individuals have the knowledge of what is best for them and a strong desire to find a path to wellness. A Wellness Warrior guides a person as they search for that inner knowledge and reignite that hopeful desire. Each person is considered equal within the relationship where empathetic understanding and experiential learning is shared in a non-judgemental and supportive manner. Wellness Warriors focus on health and wellbeing rather than on illness and instability.