About iNAPS

The InterNational Association of Peer Supporters, Inc., formerly the National Association of Peer Specialists (NAPS), is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting peer support in mental health systems.

Founded in November 2004 by a group of avid peer supporters, the organization has quickly grown with members and supporters from every state and several countries outside the U.S.


iNAPS is made up of a small group of dedicated volunteers who believe in the peer support movement and are always seeking new ways to spread the word about the effectiveness of education, training, hiring, and inclusion of peer supporters, advocates, and recovery coaches in all aspects of mental and behavioral health care.


Since 2004, NAPS provided regular newsletters, discounts on recovery-oriented materials, access to recovery and peer support information, surveys of job satisfaction and salaries, reports on the current status of the profession, and an annual national conference which brings together peer support providers and those who champion the peer support movement to share ideas, strategies, and innovative programs ideas.

With the commitment to support the international community of people who provide peer support, we look forward to further growth and sharing worldwide.

We hope you find what you’re looking for here. Or, let us know about things we can do to improve this site and our volunteer service to our peers.


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