Peer Support Group News

Melissa Huntley, National Coordinator of the AJET Peer Support Group, gives us an end of year update on 2015’s achievements, and some exciting news!

2015 is coming to an end, and it’s certainly been a busy year for the AJET Peer Support Group!

In late spring, we brought in a new leadership team, National Coordinator Melissa Huntley from Shimane and Volunteer Coordinator Lynne Francis from Akita. In summer, we welcomed, and trained, our new team of volunteers, while wishing our departing members well.

This year has also seen us taking on a variety of new projects, including an independent investigation into the newly available Kokoro web and email counseling services offered by CLAIR and working on the bi-annual Listening Skills sessions we offer to Prefectural Advisors all over the country; all the while finding new useful and valuable resources for JETs everywhere!

We also revamped our Facebook presence, so do please like our new page to keep up to date with all of our latest news! Click here to check it out!

However, the biggest and most exciting of PSG’s projects is our new, upcoming website! Moving away from our current wiki format, a dedicated committee has been busy building a site that is not only more user-friendly but also boasts increased intuitiveness from a desktop or mobile device. Using our new site, it will be easier than ever to quickly find the information you need whenever and wherever you need it! Check it out here.

Melissa Huntley, PSG National Coordinator