Psychedelic Peer Support Line
Fireside Project’s Psychedelic Peer Support Line will offer free peer support by phone and text message to people in the midst of psychedelic experiences, people holding space for others who are in the midst of psychedelic experiences, and people integrating past psychedelic experiences.
During our 18-month pilot program, the line will be open Wednesday to Sunday, from 3:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. It will eventually be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In addition to responding to incoming calls and messages, volunteers will offer clients a weekly follow-up phone call or text message. These follow-ups allow for the development of a long-term, supportive relationship—weeks, months, or even years—between clients and volunteers. This continuity and stability will enable clients to explore and make sense of what they learned during their psychedelic experience and how to productively incorporate the lessons from those experiences into their lives.
The Psychedelic Peer Support Line will be staffed by compassionate, supportive volunteers from diverse backgrounds who are trained to listen deeply and from a place of non-judgment. All of our volunteers will complete a 36-hour training program where they will learn about active listening, providing support during psychedelic experiences, psychedelic integration, and providing support by text message.
We believe that volunteering for the Psychedelic Peer Support will provide an unparalleled opportunity for people to become a part of and contribute to the psychedelic community. Volunteering can also serve as a springboard to a career in psychedelic therapy, peer support, integration, and other forms of healing.
We hope to become a stable pipeline into careers in psychedelic healing, and to produce a community of diverse healers over generations.