Mental health peer supporter

Becomming a Peer Supporter is  a great opportunity for someone with lived experience of mental distress, who is interested in supporting someone in Southwark who is experiencing mental health issues. Voluntary Peer Supporters will be matched with a service user, providing 1 to 1 emotional support, to enable them to develop coping strategies, set goals and access the community. 

When: 1/2 day a week Mon to Fri and attend monthly supervision

Where: In the community/ Southwark Wellbeing Hub

Minimum commitment: 6 months

The Peer Supporters also have the option of training to become a Self-Management Peer Support Group Co-Facilitator at the Southwark Wellbeing Hub. Self-Management is a Peer Support group that focuses on self-care, coping strategies and setting goals. The workshops and follow-up sessions are run by Peer Supporters, and then the group will meet independently to support each other.

This is an ideal role for someone with lived experience of mental ill-health wanting to use their story to help someone struggling with mental distress and expand their understanding of mental health. We would ask for a minimum of 6 months commitment. 

There will be a 4 day training course from 10:30am-4pm at the Southwark Wellbeing Hub.

We have set some provisional dates (may be subject to changes):

  • Day 1: 2nd October 2019
  • Day 2: 9th October 2019
  • Day 3: 16th October 2019
  • Day 4: 23rd October 2019
  • Day 5: Inductions - 30th October 2019

Find out more/ apply!

  • Complete the application form (deadline 13th September)
  • Contact Nia, 0203 751 9684

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