Mind Grants Available for Peer Support Projects in Southampton and New Forest
Mind are making grants to organisations that want to offer peer support to more people.
What is Peer Support?
Peer support means people supporting each other on an equal basis, to offer something based on shared experiences. It can happen in all sorts of places, informally and formally, in one to one settings and in groups.
Peer support offers many benefits, for example: shared identity and acceptance, increased self-confidence, the value of helping others, developing and sharing skills, improved mental health, emotional resilience and wellbeing, information and signposting, challenging stigma and discrimination.
Interested in Applying?
Here’s the key info
- Grants of between £5,000 – £15,000 are available
- Activity will need to be delivered between Oct 2015 and Oct 2016
- We’re looking for groups operating in Southampton and New Forest
- Activity must engage people with mental health problems who don’t currently access peer support
How do I Apply?
They have extended their application deadline which is now 2pm Thursday 25th June 2015.