- Barton Australian Capital Territory
- Category: Community Services
- Types of work: Companionship & Social Support
One of the Society's Special Works programs, Compeer is also an international program for people living with a diagnosed mental illness. The aim of the program is to reduce social isolation and combat the stigma attached to mental illness. We strive to empower participants to achieve equality, self-worth, dignity and trust through the power of friendship. Compeer matches adult volunteers with participants in one on one friendships, based on sharing similar interests and hobbies.