As a peer supporter, you will be using your own experiences of mental health issues to support, encourage and inspire people experiencing a mental health issue. By providing a role model and offering both understanding and support, you will help to raise others’ confidence, self belief and aid their long term recovery. This may be in a group, social or one to one setting.
Responsibilities will include:
- Helping plan and run group and activity sessions in line with the needs of participants.
- Supporting and encourage participants to identify their own strengths and life goals and how to take steps to achieve them.
- Supporting participants to develop coping strategies and mechanisms that they will be able to apply in their everyday lives.
- Promoting recovery through your own personal experience and life journey, inspiring others to believe that they too can progress and achieve beyond the issues they are facing.
Volunteers must have their own, lived experience of a mental health issue
For more information on this role please see the role description.